Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

Last updated on May 1, 2024

2024/2025 Administration Dates

  • Assessment Administration in Schools runs from: October 1 – November 08, 2024
  • Scoring and Score Entry Deadline: December 06, 2024
  • Identifying Score Entry Errors and Students No longer Enrolled: December 06, 2024

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 with important information on how well students are progressing in the foundation skills of Literacy and Numeracy.

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Important resources:

FSA parent brochure

Specifications and samples

  • FSA Specifications: Information on how the FSA will be assessed
  • FSA Samples: Sample collaboration activity and sample questions, for teacher and student review 

Updates for 2024/2025 FSA

  • FSA 2024/2025 live online administration will be available from October 1 – November 08, 2024
  • The Scoring and Score Entry deadline is December 06, 2024
  • Students will respond to online questions and questions in paper student booklet
  • In order for students to demonstrate problem solving skills in numeracy, the numeracy written response questions may require students to solve problems in multiple parts and steps
  • The FSA reports for individual students will be ready for use by teachers and students and to share with parents, along with the students’ writing response booklets, once score entry is complete. This report will include student performance on proficiency levels with descriptive, strength-based language 


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