Access Points, Performance Tasks & Item/Question Examples
The Access Point Frameworks provide students a continuum of entry points along which to show their knowledge and skills aligned to the Washington
State K12 Learning Standards. Standards were identified at each grade and Access Point Frameworks with three levels of complexity were developed. The Access Point Frameworks are organized by content area and include a map of the sampled standards as well as supporting resources.
 Mathematics
 ELA
 Science
IMPORTANT CHANGE TO WAAIM SCIENCE BEGINNING 20172018:
The Washington State 2013 K12 Science Learning Standards (WSSLS) are the Next Generation Science Standards). These standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. New assessments are being developed based on these standards and will be administered in 2017–2018.
Science (NGSS aligned)
Performance Tasks
Performance tasks will be used to assess the knowledge and skills called out in the Access Point Frameworks. Performance task requirements and examples for administration are presented for every Access Point with an assessed standard.
Documents and Trainings are currently being updated to reflect changes and ADA compliance.
Grade 3 
Grade 4 
Grade 5  Grade 6 
Grade 7 
Grade 8 
High School 
Grade
11 Science
Fall High School Retakes Performance Tasks
Fall High School Retakes are for the purpose of meeting the CIA graduation requirement. Fall High School Retakes should be adminstered to any grade 12 or higher student who has not earned their CIA in ELA and/Math. Student may take either an offgrade (grade 3 or grade 6) or ongrade (high school) assessment.
Grade 3 
Grade 6 
High
School
Additional Item/Question Examples
The item/question examples outlined below are to support teachers in development and deployment of performance tasks at each complexity level. These examples have been vetted and by teachers/administrators familiar with the assessment and will continue to grow as additional supports are reviewed.
Grade 3  Grade 4  Grade 5  Grade 6  Grade 7  Grade 8  High School
All supports listed below have been developed, submitted and vetted by teachers working with the WAAIM assessment. If you have a support, item, or question example that you would like to submit for incorporation  please do so via the link in the Teacher Exemplar Submissions box.
ELA 
Reading Literature: Key Ideas and Details 
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Intermediate 
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Reading Informational Text: Craft and Structure  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Reading – Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition  More 
Intermediate 
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Writing: Text Types and Purposes  More 
Intermediate 
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Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration  More  Intermediate 
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Mathematics 
Geometry: Reason with shapes and their attributes  More  Intermediate  Less 
Measurement and Data: Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects  More  Intermediate  Less 
Numbers and Operations in Base Ten: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multidigit arithmetic 
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Numbers and Operations – Fractions: Develop understanding of fractions as numbers  More  Intermediate 
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Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic  More 
Intermediate 
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ELA 
Reading Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas  More  Intermediate  Less 
Reading Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details  More  Intermediate  Less 
Reading – Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition 
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Intermediate 
Less 
Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing  More  Intermediate 
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Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Mathematics 
Geometry: Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Measurement and Data: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit 
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Intermediate 
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Numbers and Operations in Base Ten: Generalize place value understanding for multidigit whole numbers  More  Intermediate  Less 
Numbers and Operations – Fractions: Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems  More  Intermediate  Less 
ELA 
Reading Literature: Craft and Structure  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Reading Informational Text: Integration of knowledge and ideas  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Reading – Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition  More  Intermediate  Less 
Writing: Research to build and present knowledge  More  Intermediate  Less 
Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and collaboration  More  Intermediate  Less 
Mathematics 
Geometry: Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve realworld and mathematical problems  More  Intermediate  Less 
Measurement and Data: Represent and interpret data  More  Intermediate  Less 
Numbers and Operations in Base Ten: Perform operations with multidigit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths 
More  Intermediate  Less 
Numbers and Operations – Fractions: Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions  More  Intermediate  Less 
Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Analyze patterns and relationships  More  Intermediate  Less 
Science 
Engineering and Techonology  Engineering Design 
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Intermediate 
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Life Science  From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Process 
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Intermediate 
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Physical Science  Matter and Its Interactions 
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Intermediate 
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Physical Science  Montion and Stability: Force and Interactions 
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Intermediate 
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Earth and Space Sciences  Earth's Place in the Universe 
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Intermediate 
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ELA 
Reading Literature: Key ideas and details  More  Intermediate  Less 
Reading Informational Text: Integration of knowledge and ideas  More  Intermediate  Less 
Writing: Text Types and Purposes  More  Intermediate  Less 
Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and collaboration  More  Intermediate 
Less 
Language: Conventions of Standard English  More  Intermediate  Less 
Mathematics 
Geometry: Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume  More  Intermediate  Less 
Expressions and Equations: Reason about and solve onevariable equations and inequalities 
More  Intermediate  Less 
The Number System: Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers  More  Intermediate  Less 
Ratio and Proportional Relationships: Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems  More  Intermediate  Less 
Statistics and Probability: Summarize and describe distributions  More  Intermediate  Less 
ELA 
Reading Literature: Integration of knowledge and ideas  More  Intermediate  Less 
Reading Informational Text: Integration of knowledge and ideas  More  Intermediate  Less 
Writing: Production and distribution of writing  More  Intermediate  Less 
Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and collaboration  More  Intermediate 
Less 
Language: Vocabulary acquisition and use  More  Intermediate 
Less 
Mathematics 
Geometry: Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume  More 
Intermediate 
Less 
Expressions and Equations: Solve reallife and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations 
More  Intermediate  Less 
The Number System: Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers  More  Intermediate 
Less 
Ratio and Proportional Relationships: analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve realworld and mathematical problems  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Statistics and Probability: Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models 
More  Intermediate  Less 
ELA 
Reading Informational Text: Craft and Structure  More  Intermediate  Less 
Reading Informational Text: Integration of knowledge and ideas  More  Intermediate  Less 
Writing: Research to build and present knowledge  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Speaking and Listening: Presentation of knowledge and ideas  More  Intermediate  Less 
Language: Knowledge of language 
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Mathematics 
Geometry: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software  More  Intermediate  Less 
Expressions and Equations: Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations  More  Intermediate  Less 
Functions: Use functions to model relationships between quantities  More  Intermediate  Less 
The Number System: Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers  More  Intermediate  Less 
Statistics and Probability: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data  More  Intermediate  Less 
Science 
Engineering and Technology  Engineering Design 
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Intermediate 
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Life Science  Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 
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Intermediate 
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Physical Science  Energy 
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Intermediate 
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Earth and Space Sciences  Earth's Place in the Universe 
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Intermediate 
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Earth and Space Sciences  Earth's Systems 
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Intermediate 
Less 
ELA 
Reading Literature: Key Ideas and Details  More  Intermediate  Less 
Reading Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details  More  Intermediate  Less 
Writing: Text Types and Purposes  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Writing: Research to build and Present Knowledge  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas  More  Intermediate  Less 
Mathematics 
Algebra – Creating Equations: Extend the properties of exponents of rational exponents  More 
Intermediate  Less 
Algebra – Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities: Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically  More  Intermediate  Less 
Geometry  Congruence: Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions  More  Intermediate  Less 
Number and Quantity – Real Number System: Extend the properties of exponents of rational exponents  More  Intermediate  Less 
Statistics and Probability – Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data: Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable  More  Intermediate  Less 
Science 
Engineering and Technology  Engineering Design 
More 
Intermediate 
Less 
Life Science  Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 
More 
Intermediate 
Less 
Physical Science  Matter and Its Interactions 
More 
Intermediate 
Less 
Earth and Space Sciences  Earth's Systems 
More 
Intermediate 
Less 
Earth and Space Sciences  Earth and Human Activity 
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Intermediate 
Less 
Adapted Text Resources/Other Resources
The adapted text resources listed below are additional supports for educators implementing the WAAIM assessment.

Teacher Exemplar Submissions:
If you have a support, item or question example that you would like to submit for vetting and incorporation as a statewide support for other teachers please click the link below to submit for review:
Teacher's Exemplar Submission

