Imagine Learning program meets all 44 criteria for WIDA’s English Language Development Standards Framework in the ELL classroom.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PROVO, UT – December 6, 2016 – Imagine Learning, a recognized leader in language and literacy instruction, today announced that WIDA has released an official PRIME V2 correlation for the Imagine Learning product. This correlation, which was completed by a certified WIDA-trained correlator, is now available on the WIDA PRIME V2 website.
The Purpose of WIDA PRIME V2
WIDA is recognized worldwide as a trusted and valued resource in supporting the education of language learners through its English Language Development standards, assessment, and professional learning.
WIDA’s PRIME V2 correlation assists educators in making informed decisions when they choose instructional materials for their language education classroom. PRIME stands for the Protocol for the Review of Instructional Materials for English Language Learners (ELLs).
Likewise, this correlation informs publishers, developers, and correlators about the WIDA Standards Framework and its applicability to instructional-materials development.
“WIDA’s standards set out an important vision for rigor and relevance in English language learning,” said Seija Surr, Vice President of Curriculum at Imagine Learning. “Now that we have this formal review, we hope the resulting correlation enables Imagine Learning to become an even more powerful tool to impact the English Language Learners in WIDA states.”
Imagine Learning Instructional Materials
During the review process, a WIDA-trained correlator conducted a rigorous inventory of the Imagine Learning curriculum. Elements for analysis included Imagine Learning’s presence of academic language, its represented language proficiency levels, language domains, and language development standards.
As a result of this process, reviewers acknowledged that Imagine Learning meets all 44 criteria within the WIDA PRIME V2 inventory. Consequently, Imagine Learning now appears on the list of instructional materials that have been correlated by a WIDA PRIME V2 correlator.
“The WIDA philosophy has greatly influenced Imagine Learning’s instructional design,” said Dianne de Mik, Director of Curriculum at Imagine Learning. “In fact, that philosophy informs our content development when the program is updated twice a year. We’re honored to be included on the PRIME website, and we thank all those who worked so closely with us during the review process.”
About Imagine Learning
Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language, literacy, and mathematics solutions for K–12 students, revolutionizing the way kids learn reading and math. Students and teachers love Imagine Learning, Imagine Learning Español, Big Brainz math-fact fluency, and Think Through Math products because they are research-based, data driven, instructionally differentiated, and incredibly fun to use. The Imagine Learning family is dedicated to changing lives and opening doors of opportunity for kids.
For more information, please visit www.imaginelearning.com.
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