WA-Access to Instruction & Measurement (WA-AIM)
The Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement
(WA-AIM) is an alternate assessment aligned to the Common
Core State Standards for students with significant cognitive
challenges. The WA-AIM is built off of Access Point
Frameworks that expands upon the mathematics and English
language arts Common Core State Standards and the Washington
State science standards to provide students with significant
cognitive challenges a continuum of entry points to the
standards. The WA-AIM will measure student knowledge and
skills through the use of twice annual administered
performance tasks. The WA-AIM will be used for federal and
state accountability in grades 3-8 and 11 and can be used to
meet a student’s CIA requirements.
Access Point Frameworks aligned to the Common Core State Standards have been
developed in Mathematics and English Language Arts at grades 3-8 and high
school. Access Point Frameworks have been developed from the EALRs at grades
five, eight, and high school. The Access Points are the backbone of the WA-AIM
There are multiple formats for educators to participate in WA-Access to Instruction and Measurement training. In person trainings, on-demand videos and informational web modules can be found on our WA-AIM Training page.
Resources for English language arts, mathematics, and science are available to support educators in planning and administering the WA-AIM. These resources will be continually enhanced throughout the year.