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Course SummaryThe Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) - Grade 4 is an assessment of the academic skills of grade 4 students in British Columbia. The FSA gauges how well students are doing in school. This course will help students prepare for the assessment by reviewing the topics covered in advance.
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About This Course
This course helps students prepare for the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) - Grade 4 by strengthening their understanding of topics covered. Students will review reading comprehension, writing, and numeracy through brief video lessons and quizzes. This course can help students feel more confident in the following areas:
- Interpreting story elements and the meaning of written works
- Understanding literary and informational texts
- Using different writing methods
- Working with numbers and basic mathematical measurements
- Assessing and using graphs and data
About the Exam
Fourth-grade students in British Columbia are required to take the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) in October or November. There is a new assessment that was field-tested in Fall 2016 and will be fully implemented in Fall 2017. The test provides information about student performance that helps educators make decisions regarding curriculum, academic policies, and other aspects of education. The assessment consists of three main components covering reading, writing, and numeracy/ problem-solving. Comprised of both multiple-choice and written questions, the multiple-choice portion is completed online, while the written portion is completed on paper. The test begins with a collaboration activity in which students work in teams or pairs, then students will complete a student booklet that requires problem-solving related to writing, reading, and numeracy. Once the exam is completed, students will have an opportunity to complete a time of self-reflection.
Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) Grade 4 Preparation and Registration
This course provides an opportunity for students to study for the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) Grade 4 exam in a self-directed capacity. Students can also choose which lessons they want to review based on their needs. The lessons in this course help to ensure students comprehend the topics covered by the FSA and the quizzes can be printed for use as an offline study tool. Each chapter has a practice exam that can serve as another way to test the student's knowledge and readiness for the FSA.
There is no registration because the assessment is administered by the student's school. The assessment takes about four and a half hours to complete, but schools usually spread the assessment over two or three days.
Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is a registered trademark of the Province of British Columbia, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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