Complexity, Proficiency, and Difficulty: Unpacking the WIDA Performance Definitions

11:15am - 12:30pm

Room 552

Presented at: WIDA 2019

This presentation examines complexity, proficiency, and difficulty in terms of the WIDA Performance Definitions. The presentation first defines language complexity and explains how complexity is related to proficiency. The presentation then explains how complexity is related to difficulty when evaluating reading proficiency. Participants will gain an understanding of these three interrelated topics and how to integrate these topics into the development of learning materials.