Earlier this month, Massachusetts announced that it had joined the WIDA Consortium. This means that beginning in 2012-2013, Massachusetts educators will use the WIDA ELD Standards and administer the ACCESS for ELLs assessment. For those of you keeping count, that brings the total to 28 states. Here is the full map.
Here is a snippet of what Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D. the Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education had to say about the WIDA Consortium.