Provincial Student Assessment Program

B.C. students participate in three types of large-scale assessment:

  • Classroom Assessment is an integral part of the instructional process and can serve as meaningful sources of information about student learning. 
  • Foundation Skills Assessment is administered annually to all B.C. students in grades 4 and 7 to assess basic skills in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Provincial examinations of select courses in Grade 10, 11 and 12 certify the performance of B.C. students graduating from Grade 12.
  • National and international assessments measure reading, math and science skills of B.C. students. Various age ranges participate and student achievement levels are compared with other provinces or countries.