2019/20 Administration Dates

  • Assessment Administration in Schools runs from September 30 – November 8, 2019
  • Scoring and Score Entry Deadline: November 22, 2019

The Foundation Skills Assessment 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.

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A note from the BC Teachers Federation on FSA Testing

The provincial government has been administering the Foundation Skills Assessment tests to all students in Grades 4 and 7 since 2000. This test does not help students learn or teachers teach. It takes valuable time and much-needed resources away from classroom learning and undermines the ability to provide meaningful learning experiences for all students.

The FSA results are misused by a private organization to rank schools based on a very narrow measure. The FSA tests do not result in any additional funding or support for students.

For parents

FSA withdrawal letter PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.

Parents Should Know: FSA tests are not useful PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.