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Classroom assessments

Classroom assessments continue to be the primary source of information about student learning. Feedback from ongoing assessments in the classroom can be immediate and personal, helping students identify areas of growth and set new learning goals.

Graduation assessments

Graduation assessments provide a snapshot of student performance in key areas and, over time, can help to monitor key outcomes of B.C.’s education system.

The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is a Grade 4 and Grade 7 assessment of reading, writing and numeracy skills. Because the FSA is an important indicator of future achievement, all students are expected to take part in the assessment.

Graduation assessments are changing to align with the new curriculum. As part of the updated graduation requirements, students in the B.C. Graduation Program will complete three provincial assessments. These assessments focus on the demonstration and application of numeracy and literacy skills.