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Washington Alternate Assessment System (WAAS)

WA-Access to Instruction & Measurement (WA-AIM)

The WA-AIM is an alternate assessment aligned to the Common Core State Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The WA-AIM is built off of an Access Point Framework that expands upon the CCSS and the Essential Elements to provide students with significant cognitive disabilities greater access to the CCCSS. 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
Access Point Frameworks have been developed in Mathematics and English Language Arts at grades 3-8 and high school. At each grade level, there is one Access Point Framework for each domain in mathematics and one Access Point Framework for each strand in English Language Arts. Access Point Frameworks have been developed from the EALRs at grades five, eight, and high school.

WA-AIM Access Points
Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 | High School

Common Core State Standards developed into Access Point Frameworks by grade:
Math | English Language Arts


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WA-AIM Fast Facts (PDF)

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