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. Due to the challenges with COVID and the return of students to school, the FSA window for the 2020/2021 school year has been moved to January 18 to February 26, 2021. FSA results will be sent home to parents after spring break 2021.