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  1. test for dc

    Posted Feb 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TEST TEST ...

  2. Long list of blunders

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem This is the latest in a long list of blunders by the Examinations and Assessments Authority. The authority confirmed earlier this week that six answer papers were misplaced during the marking of this year's HKCEE test. The authority has lost 79 answer papers since 1999, a record criticised by the Ombudsman last year. The Ombudsman launched an investigation ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and parents. If the markers take the marking exercise so cavalierly, what assurance do we have of their reliability to mark papers fairly and consistently to render the test results a valid benchmark ... in recent times- the 2005 Ashes. Until yesterday I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. While awaiting the thrilling climax of one of the most exciting Test matches of all time, I found myself watching ...

  4. Support for taped oral examinations

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Teachers and students have welcomed a proposal to introduce tape recordings of the oral exam hit by a marking blunder in which 670 papers were downgraded. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority is considering video and audio recordi ...

  5. High test score important, among other factors

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor THE GRADUATE Management Admission Test- better known as GMAT- is required by most business schools, both in Hong Kong and overseas. If you want to get into one of the top ... leadership potential, and they know that not all leaders are good test-takers. For this reason, admissions departments will look at a variety of factors, including essays, undergraduate majors ...

  6. Test preparation unlocks door to overseas universities

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the exam that millions of American teenagers take every year. If you are planning to head to other English-speaking countries, you can be fairly sure that schools will ask for a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. Universities in other countries may ask for different admissions or aptitude tests to supplement your school ...

  7. HKU launches the region's first automated Pap tests

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... acquired the equipment, which has been approved by the United States' Food and Drug Administration, last month. Whereas traditional Pap tests rely on the human eye to search for abnormal cells ... twice before the report is sent out.' The HKU laboratory will have test results ready within eight days, instead of the two weeks previously required. The HKU's biggest client, ...

  8. Pupils face new English challenge

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan and Petrina Chan Primary school children in Hong Kong face a new hurdle- a test of their ability to communicate in English. Educators predict the test, while optional, will be seen as a must by most parents. The first pupils will sit the test in December, the Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority announced yesterday. The London Tests of English for Children, ...

  9. Air con that's really an oven turns heat up on test students

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Question: when is an air conditioner an oven? Answer: when it appears in a Chinese language exam paper. And confusion between the two flummoxed English Schools Foundation students sitting the test this week. The mix-up was discovered when students taking the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Putonghua were asked ...

  10. Mother-tongue education passes the test

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The policy of requiring three-quarters of Hong Kong's secondary schools to use Chinese as the medium of instruction is aimed at removing language as a barrier to learning. Before the policy was implemented in 1998, English was indiscriminately used a ...




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