Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) For Parents and Students

In recognition of the unique circumstances facing schools as they resume in-class instruction in the context of COVID-19 this fall, the timing for the administration of the FSA is being postponed until January 18- February 26, 2021. These new dates for administration will provide schools with more time to prepare for these assessments.

2020 to 2021 Administration Dates

  • Assessment Administration in Schools runs from: January 18 - February 26, 2021
  • Scoring and Score Entry Deadline: March 12, 2021
  • Identifying Score Entry Errors and Students No Longer Enrolled: March 12, 2021

See how B.C. students are doing – check out assessment results for reading, writing and numeracy skills. Annually, B.C. students enrolled in Grades 4 and 7 participate in the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA).

The assessment is developed by B.C. educators to measure learning skills linked to the provincial curriculum and performance standards. Results help the Province, school districts and schools keep track of how well our education system is doing and identify learning areas that may need improvement.


Last update: March 30, 2021

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Understanding the FSA

FSA provides a snapshot of how well B.C. students are doing.

Preparing your child for the FSA

To relieve stress for your child assure them that Foundation Skills Assessment results are not used in preparing their final grades. Rather they serve as a complement to other measurements, like classroom assessments and report card marks. This helps provide a more in-depth look at their development of basic skills.

Reviewing FSA results

You and your child's classroom teacher will receive a copy of your child’s assessment results (reading, writing, and math), results chart (PDF) and student response booklet. Included in this 

The Individual Student Results Report you will receive is provided in English. If English is not your primary language we have provided translated versions of the Individual Student Results Report in 14 languages.