Each year, students in grades 4 and 7 are administered Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA) in all public and private schools. The Kamloops school district will be starting the assessment process on January 9 and it will continue until February 10, 2017. Please note principals do not have the authority to excuse students from writing unless they have a medical or diagnosed disability that prevents them from participating, or they are absent for the month during the FSA. Please find information attached regarding the assessments. More information can also be found in the General Information folder under Reporting and Assessment.