Foundation Skills Assessment Samples
Sample questions and scoring guides are provided to teachers and students for review.
The online questions contain 30 reading comprehension and 30 numeracy questions and two self-reflection questions. The Student Response Booklet contains: a choice of reading themes, three reading comprehension written response questions, one writing topic, three numeracy written response questions and a self-reflection question.
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