The Functional Skills Assessment (FSA) is a tool used to evaluate daily living skills for students at all levels. Broken into modules, FSA covers a number of skills within four facets of independent living: Clothing, Food, Home, and Self.
Before beginning the assessment, please read the Important Tips for Examiners below.
Important Tips for Examiners:
- Read the first two sections of the manual before administering Functional Skills Assessment items.
- Read the manual and scoring book presentations of an assessment item before administering it. It may be easier to read the item in the scoring book first to get the big picture and then read the manual for important details.
- Administration directions may be tedious, but they must be followed so that the item score can be compared from one testing to the next.
- The examiner must understand how to intervene in and score items with scoring based on number of interventions. See the Administration and Scoring section of the manual for details.
- The examiner must understand how to score items with scoring based on the number of tasks performed correctly. See the Administration and Scoring section of the manual for details.
- Repeating directions is not an intervention. A student may need directions repeated on complex tasks.