Today we are sending home a letter from Superintendent, Brian Pepper, with information on the Foundation Skills Assessment for grade4 and 7 students — see link below for electronic version. Please take time to look over this letter. Students in grades 4 and 7 will participate in this assessment between January 17 and February 25, 2011.
More about FSA
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of British Columbia students’ academic skills, and provides a snapshot of how well BC students are learning foundation skills in Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Numeracy.
The main purpose of the assessment is to help the province, school districts, schools and school planning councils evaluate how well students are achieving basic skills, and make plans to improve student achievement. FSA is designed and developed by British Columbia educators. The skills tested are linked to the provincial curriculum and provincial performance standards.
The assessment is administered annually to Grade 4 and 7 students in public and provincially funded independent schools.