We are changing how we connect students with the skills they need to succeed.
That makes measuring student progress - and assessing how the education system itself is doing - even more important.
Students will write provincial exams in math and literacy – the key subjects post-secondary institutions look to for admissions. Provincial exams will continue to be rigorous.These are also core skills that cut across every subject – the keys to success in university, college, and careers. In social studies and science, students will write in-class exams, and are expected to excel.
We are still measuring success and standards remain high. We will make sure students can show what they have learned - and apply it.
Enhancements to our standardized testing are being field-tested in the 2016/17 school year.
Currently called Foundation Skills Assessment or FSAs, B.C.’s standardized tests of reading, writing, and numeracy will still take place in grades 4 and 7. That’s because they are critical snapshots of how students are doing – and how our education system is doing.
This combination of provincial exams in critical-skill areas, standardized tests in grades 4 and 7, and classroom tests and assessments in other classes will make sure teachers, parents, and post-secondary institutions know just how well students are prepared to succeed.