The CIA is available for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP)
who are unable to take the Washington state assessment. As 10th graders, students in special education programs can earn an Certificate of Individual Achievement in two ways.
WASL/HSPE-Modified (the High School WASL/HSPE with the
passing score adjusted to Level 2)
Washington Alternate Assessment System
In grades 11 and 12, students who have not yet earned a Certificate of Individual Achievement may also earn the certificate using the:
The Developmentally Appropriate Proficiency Exam allows students to take the state assessment at a grade level that best matches their
abilities. To pass, students must earn Proficient (Level 3) on each test
taken and testing accommodations must be consistent with a student’s
Students with 504 Plans are not eligible to earn a CIA. Students receiving special education services must pass state-approved
special education reading, writing and math alternate assessments.