Who writes the FSA?
All Grade 4 and 7 students are expected to write the FSA. The only exceptions are • a) students who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs) documenting a learning disability directly related to reading, writing or numeracy; • b) students with IEPs who would need adaptations with which they are not familiar (e.g., readers, scribes); o • c) ESL students who have not yet reached a level of proficiency in English sufficient for them to provide meaningful responses. Principals determine which students, if any, are excused. If it is recommended that your child be excused from one or more components, you will be contacted prior to the beginning of the assessment. If you wish further clarification, please consult your school principal. Students are encouraged to do their best as this helps the province and school district make informed decisions about how best to provide resources to schools in order to support learners.