The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students’ academic skills in grades 4 and 7, and provides parents, teachers, schools, school districts and the Ministry of Education with important information on how well students are progressing in the foundation skills of Reading, Writing, and Numeracy.
The Foundation Skills Assessment is only one of many indicators of how a child is doing in relation to skills, competencies and content embedded in B.C.’s transformed curriculum that now as of the 2019-20 school year is fully implemented from K-12, with the most important measures being those described on your child’s report card. The FSA provides a snapshot of student achievement at a specific point in time. The FSA will include written and online tests. Multiple choice questions for numeracy and reading will be online and held in the school computer lab with the written component completed in the classroom.
School principals will notify parents of any student whose Inclusive Education Plan documents a rationale for exclusion from the FSA. Parents may request that Principals excuse their children from the FSA.
For more information on Foundation Skills Assessments, please use the following link to lead you to the B.C. Ministry of Education website.