For students with special education needs, the Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA) is discontinued after the graduating class of 2021. Until then, students who are not appropriately served by the graduation pathway options and who qualify for a CIA may use the CIA assessment alternatives to demonstrate their skills and abilities that are commensurate with their IEPs. We know OSPI is actively working with districts to bolster and provide supports for students with IEPs to help as many students as possible meet one of the graduation pathway options. The determination of whether the graduation pathway options are appropriate for the student must be made by the student's IEP team.
Before and after the Class of 2021, WA-AIM (Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement) remains in place as part of state assessment graduation pathway option. A student with special education needs could meet the state assessment pathway through WA-AIM, if that is determined appropriate by their IEP team.
For additional questions, you can reach out to the OSPI Special Education Department: 360-725-6075 or email@example.com.