The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual assessment of students’ reading, writing and numeracy skills. FSA is B.C.’s earliest provincial indicator of student performance and provides strong evidence of future student achievement. The FSA is the first time a student writes a provincial assessment and is written by all students in Grades 4 and 7.
The purpose of the FSA is to:
- Provide system level information on student performance
- Provide districts and schools with information on student performance.
- Support decision making (interventions, planning, resource allocation, curriculum, policy, research)
Students in Langley write the FSA at their home school during regular instructional time, usually in November. FSA results are sent home to parents in January but these results are not included in a student’s school assessment or reporting results.