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WA-AIM: Understanding the Access Point Framework and Administration Training


  • Toni C Wheeler


Understanding the Access Point Framework - Through individual, small group, and whole group activities, participants to gain a deeper understanding of the Access Point Frameworks, which are the underlying structural framework for the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement (WA-AIM). Participants will:

  • Define the key knowledge and terms of the assessed standards.
  • Understand the differences between access points and between grade levels.
  • Develop a common understanding of key terms and content related vocabulary.
  • Explore and develop examples of IEP goals or student learning objectives from the Access Point Frameworks to help define instruction.
  • Discuss activities and strategies to embed the assessed knowledge, skills, and abilities measured by the WA-AIM into daily instruction.

Required Materials: 

  • Paper or electronic copies of the WA-AIM Access Point Frameworks,
  • At least 1 set (all three access point levels) of Performance Tasks the educator wants a deeper understanding of.

WA-AIM Administration Training - Participants will be provided with an overview of the WA-AIM components, administration procedures, and the electronic systems utilized in administration of the WA-AIM. Participants will:

  • Understand current federal and state legislation around alternate assessments.
  • Understand the state‚Äôs definition of Significant Cognitive Disability and the WA-AIM participation criteria.
  • Review relevant learner characteristics information of students who take the WA-AIM.
  • Understand the process for administering the WA-AIM.
  • Understanding the data systems involved in administering the WA-AIM.
  • Preview future system improvements and assist OSPI in prioritizing improvement efforts,

Required Materials: None

Event Notes

Participants are not required to attend the full day, but will be required to sign back in after lunch to receive full-day of clock hours.


1601 R Avenue Anacortes WA 98221


  • Tue, September 24 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mount Erie Room


Event # 96474

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