Gigi Ida and Ye’e Sam are welcomed visitors to Suwilaawks Community School. They are pictured here with Mr. Peal. Gigi Ida and Ye’e Sam can often be found visiting “Christine’s Cottage” located in the school library. Gigi and Ye’e tell the most fabulous, engaging stories and are always willing to share their knowledge with our students. We thank them for visiting Suwilaawks and hope to see them both again soon.
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of British Columbia students’ academic skills, and provides a snapshot of how well BC students are learning foundation skills in Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Numeracy.
The main purpose of the assessment is to help the province, school districts, schools and school planning councils evaluate how well students are achieving basic skills, and make plans to improve student achievement. FSA is designed and developed by British Columbia educators. The skills assessed are linked to the provincial curriculum and provincial performance standards.
The assessment is administered annually to Grade 4 and 7 students in public and provincially funded independent schools.
FSA 2015 Assessment Administration Dates
Assessment Administration in Schools:
January 12 – February 20, 2015
More information is available on the Ministry of Education’s website at: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/assessment/fsa/