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  1. School-based assessment a step in the right direction

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, school-based assessment (SBA) was conducted at my school. I was very nervous as I was one of the first groups of students to take SBA. I didn't know what kinds of question would be asked. Our group was only given six minutes for discussion, ...

  2. Testing, testing

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... Michael Fahey, Taipei The Taiwanese are addicted to tests and examinations of all kinds. So it wasn't too surprising when the Ministry of the Interior announced last year that, starting on January 1, all applicants for citizenship would need to take a test. Most applications for citizenship come from the hundreds of thousands of women from Southeast Asia who have ...

  3. Adopt a positive attitude towards tests and exams

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no gain.' I think that tests and examinations are wonderful. They force us to do revision, and allow us to assess how we are doing compared to our classmates. If you get high marks, work even harder next time. If you get low marks, find out what you've done wrong. Tests have many advantages, so why are we afraid of them? We should change the way we look at examinations and work ...

  4. Have your say

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Building confidence with acting classes Last month, my classmates and I went to the Hong Kong Arts Centre to take part in an acting workshop. The idea was that we would use our creativity to show our feelings to others. In this workshop, we played several ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Fate of a killer is litmus test for future of courts' on Page A6 on Monday incorrectly said the court later agreed to a psychiatric test for convicted killer Qiu Xinghua. The court had agreed to consider a test. ...

  6. Degree in fire safety engineering

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The School of Continuing and Professional Education (Scope) at City University has launched several new degree and short courses in recent months. These include a foundation degree in science (FdSc) in fire safety engineering, through the University of Ce ...

  7. Making a living out of cheating

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Emperor Kang Xi was clearly frustrated by the education examination system in China when he wrote: 'Even among examiners there are those who are corrupt, those who do not understand basic works... As to the can ...

  8. Recruitment tool that plays fair and cool

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li The best hiring results come from combining a psychometric test with a structured interview MANAGERS are often heard to complain that they cannot find the right person to hire or, worse, that they have already hired the wrong person. To help refine the art of people hiring, companies are increasingly turning to psychometric tests to make the best employee choices. ...

  9. Jockey Brown stood down after positive drugs test

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for testing prior to the Happy Valley meeting last Wednesday but was unable to provide a urine sample on the night. He was then directed by stewards to give a urine sample on Thursday morning ... advised of the finding and has requested the reserve portion- or B sample- be tested by an independent laboratory, the Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory in Sydney. 'With the B-sample ...

  10. New admission systems fiasco leaves students in limbo

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... universities to delay the start of the new semester. This year marked the introduction of the O-Net (Ordinary National Educational Test) and A-Net (Advanced National Educational Test) scores. More than 300,000 12th graders sat the tests, the results of which were to be used as admissions criteria for higher education institutions. The tests are overseen by the National Institute of Educational ...




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