Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement (WA-AIM)

Scoring and Reporting

Scoring

During the administration of the Washington-Access to Instruction & Measurement (WA-AIM) educators determine the most appropriate Access Point and administer the associated Performance Task. Five items are required for each Performance Task. Educators will enter a score for each item based on a student’s response. An entry of 1=student got the item correct; an entry of 0=student got the item incorrect. Final scores for each standard are based on the number of items correct for the Performance Task and the weighted value of the Access Point complexity level at which the Performance Task was administered.

For a more comprehensive look on scoring see: Generating the Score.

The cut (or threshold) scores for Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4, within the scale score range, were developed during WA-AIM Standard Setting summer 2015. The associated cut scores were then recommended to the State Board of Education (SBE) and were approved on August 5, 2015.

Achievement Level Descriptors for ELA | Mathematics | Science are provided in each content area, for each grade level.

Below are the scale score ranges for all achievement levels on the WA-AIM.

WA-AIM ELA

 Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
Grade 3100-108109-123124-149150-200
4100-106107-124125-157158-200
5100-107108-128129-161162-200
6100-109110-124125-158159-200
7100-107108-122123-153154-200
8100-109110-122123-149150-200
High school100-108109-122123-150151-200

WA-AIM Mathematics

 Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
Grade 3100-107108-128129-160161-200
4100-105106-125126-160161-200
5100-105106-119120-152153-200
6100-108109-130131-159160-200
7100-108109-123124-162163-200
8100-111112-132133-161162-200
High school100-107108-119120-145146-200

WA-AIM Science

Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
Grade 5100-109110-126127-165166-200
8100-106107-127128-157158-200
High school100-111112-124125-158 159-200

WA-AIM Graduation Cut Scores

ELA104
Math103
Science104

Reporting
District and schools receive score reports detailing student achievement on the WA-AIM. Copies of Individual Student Reports (ISRs) are provided to schools along with Parent Letters and a Parent Guide to send home to families that explain student scores on the assessment.

WA-AIM Score Interpretation Guide


   Updated 8/31/2017

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