Update on B.C.'s New Curriculum from Education Minister Mike Bernier
2016 November 29
The world is changing and B.C.'s new curriculum is critical in making sure your child is connected with the skills he or she needs to succeed in this changing world. We have just announced important updates on B.C.'s new curriculum - on how it will be implemented in grades 10-12 ( https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/graduation-info )
Foundation Skills Assessments
Along with our new curriculum, we are enhancing our Foundation Skills Assessment that students in Grades 4 and 7 are required to write under B.C.'s School Act. The FSA measures reading, writing and math problem solving skills that students have gained over several years of learning and provides critical information for parents, for teachers and for the education system.
Starting next year, students in grades 4 and 7 will complete their FSAs in the fall instead of the spring. This means you and your child's teacher will get results earlier - and that means any necessary actions can be taken sooner. More information on the new FSA can be found at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment-reporting/new-foundation-skills-assessment
Additionally, we will be giving parents like you a snapshot of the FSA results in broader school reports. You deserve to know how your child's school is succeeding on a variety of fronts - and we will include that information to provide a complete picture.
Together with teachers, our new curriculum is making sure that your child learns the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, while also engaging the collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills they'll need to succeed in college, university and the workforce.
Mike Bernier - Minister of Education