Foundation Skills Assessment

The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual assessment of students' literacy and numeracy skills. FSA is B.C.’s earliest provincial indicator of student performance and provides strong evidence of future student achievement. The FSA is the first time a student writes a provincial assessment.

The purpose of the FSA is to:

  • Provide system level information on student performance
  • Provide districts and schools with information on student performance.
  • Support decision making (interventions, planning, resource allocation, curriculum, policy, research)

Read more about FSA administration

The Ministry of Education and Child Care has developed a short overview for parents and caregivers about the purpose and value of the Foundation Skills Assessment. These resources are available in English, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Farsi, and Urdu to make this information as accessible as possible for all parents and caregivers in British Columbia.