Over the next couple weeks (October 23 - Novemeber 3) our grade four students will be writing the Foundation Skills Assessment Test. This is a government exam administered to all grade four and grade seven students in BC. During the coming weeks we will be completing the five test sections on reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics. It is important to note the FSA is just a snapshot of where your child is now in their learning. The outcome of the FSA test will in no way affect your child’s report card mark. Results of the FSA test will be sent home with your child once all marks are received.
In preparation for the FSA test, it is important that your child be rested and ready to put their best effort into their work. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast would be beneficial to your child and enable them to perform to the best of their abilities.
If possible, it is best your child does not miss any days during the next weeks, to avoid having to catch up on several sections in a short amount of time.
Please help your child understand that there is no need to worry about the writing of the FSA test. Encourage them to just do their best, and remind them that they should simply show what they know and be proud of their work.
If you would like to find out more about the FSA Test, please check out the following links: