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
Educators' Guide (PDF)
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.
Apr 10: End of administration window.
Apr 13-May 8: WA-AIM Scoring
May 12: WA-AIM Standard Setting Applications due
July 14-16: WA-AIM Standard Setting (SeaTac)
Standard setting is a process that lets experts make judgments about the content that students should know and be able to do in order to be classified in each achievement level (i.e., determine which scores will be considered L4, L3, L2, or L1). WA-AIM Standard Setting
will take place July 14-16. Applications for participation have been collected
and selected individuals will be notified in the near future.
All educators who are administering the WA-AIM need to respond to the linked survey to certify participation with the WA-AIM training(s)/materials. The deadline for this survey has been extended through July 10. Thank you!
TAKE THE SURVEY
(Survey will take approx. 5 min.)