Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement (WA-AIM)

Access Points, Performance Tasks & Item/Question Examples

WA-AIM Access Point Frameworks

The Access Point Frameworks provide students a continuum of entry points along which to show their knowledge and skills aligned to the Washington State K-12 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 (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 (updated 10/31/17) | Grade 4 (updated 11/2/17) | Grade 5 (updated 11/14/17) | Grade 6 | Grade 7 (updated 11/2/17) | Grade 8 (updated 11/2/17) | High School (updated 11/2/17)

    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 off-grade (grade 3 or grade 6) or on-grade (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 WA-AIM 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.

     

    3rd Grade

    ELA

    Reading Literature: Key Ideas and Details

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    Intermediate

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    Reading Informational Text: Craft and Structure

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    Intermediate

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    Reading – Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition

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    Intermediate

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    Writing: Text Types and Purposes

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    Intermediate

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    Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration

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    Intermediate

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    Mathematics

    Geometry: Reason with shapes and their attributes

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    Intermediate

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    Measurement and Data: Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects

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    Intermediate

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    Numbers and Operations in Base Ten: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multidigit arithmetic

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    Intermediate

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    Numbers and Operations – Fractions: Develop understanding of fractions as numbers

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    Intermediate

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    Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic

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    Intermediate

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    4th Grade

    ELA

    Reading Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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    Intermediate

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    Reading Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details

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    Intermediate

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    Reading – Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition

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    Intermediate

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    Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing

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    Intermediate

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    Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

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    Intermediate

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    Mathematics

    Geometry: Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles

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    Intermediate

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    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

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    Intermediate

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    Numbers and Operations – Fractions: Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering

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    Intermediate

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    Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems

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    Intermediate

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    5th Grade

    ELA

    Reading Literature: Craft and Structure

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    Intermediate

    Less

    Reading Informational Text: Integration of knowledge and ideas

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    Intermediate

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    Reading – Foundational Skills: Phonics and Word Recognition

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    Intermediate

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    Writing: Research to build and present knowledge

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    Intermediate

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    Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and collaboration

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    Intermediate

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    Mathematics

    Geometry: Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems

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    Intermediate

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    Measurement and Data: Represent and interpret data

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    Intermediate

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    Numbers and Operations in Base Ten: Perform operations with multidigit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths

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    Intermediate

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    Numbers and Operations – Fractions: Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions

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    Intermediate

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    Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Analyze patterns and relationships

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    Intermediate

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    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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    6th Grade

    ELA

    Reading Literature: Key ideas and details

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    Intermediate

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    Reading Informational Text: Integration of knowledge and ideas

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    Intermediate

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    Writing: Text Types and Purposes

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    Intermediate

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    Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and collaboration

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    Intermediate

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    Language: Conventions of Standard English

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    Intermediate

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    Mathematics

    Geometry: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume

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    Intermediate

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    Expressions and Equations: Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities

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    Intermediate

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    The Number System: Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers

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    Intermediate

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    Ratio and Proportional Relationships: Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems

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    Intermediate

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    Statistics and Probability: Summarize and describe distributions

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    Intermediate

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    7th Grade

    ELA

    Reading Literature: Integration of knowledge and ideas

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    Intermediate

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    Reading Informational Text: Integration of knowledge and ideas

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    Intermediate

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    Writing: Production and distribution of writing

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    Intermediate

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    Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and collaboration

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    Intermediate

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    Language: Vocabulary acquisition and use

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    Intermediate

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    Mathematics

    Geometry: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume

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    Intermediate

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    Expressions and Equations: Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations

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    Intermediate

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    The Number System: Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers

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    Intermediate

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    Ratio and Proportional Relationships: analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems

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    Intermediate

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    Statistics and Probability: Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models

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    Intermediate

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    8th Grade

    ELA

    Reading Informational Text: Craft and Structure

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    Intermediate

    Less

    Reading Informational Text: Integration of knowledge and ideas

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    Intermediate

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    Writing: Research to build and present knowledge

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    Intermediate

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    Speaking and Listening: Presentation of knowledge and ideas

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    Intermediate

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    Language: Knowledge of language

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    Intermediate

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    Mathematics

    Geometry: Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software

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    Intermediate

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    Expressions and Equations: Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations

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    Intermediate

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    Functions: Use functions to model relationships between quantities

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    Intermediate

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    The Number System: Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers

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    Intermediate

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    Statistics and Probability: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data

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    Intermediate

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    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

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    High School

    ELA

    Reading Literature: Key Ideas and Details

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    Intermediate

    Less

    Reading Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details

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    Intermediate

    Less

    Writing: Text Types and Purposes

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    Intermediate

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    Writing: Research to build and Present Knowledge

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    Intermediate

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    Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

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    Intermediate

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    Mathematics

    Algebra – Creating Equations: Extend the properties of exponents of rational exponents

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    Intermediate

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    Algebra – Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities: Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically

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    Intermediate

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    Geometry - Congruence: Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions

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    Intermediate

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    Number and Quantity – Real Number System: Extend the properties of exponents of rational exponents

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    Intermediate

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    Statistics and Probability – Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data: Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable

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    Intermediate

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    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 - Matter and Its Interactions

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    Intermediate

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    Earth and Space Sciences - Earth's Systems

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    Intermediate

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    Earth and Space Sciences - Earth and Human Activity

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    Intermediate

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    Adapted Text Resources/Other Resources
    The adapted text resources listed below are additional supports for educators implementing the WA-AIM 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 state-wide support for other teachers please click the link below to submit for review:

Teacher's Exemplar Submission


   Updated 11/14/2017

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