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  1. Test ensures students are up to the mark

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... null On the marking method on the Use of English, Section E paper (UEE) of the HKALE, 'Drawing the lines for language success' (Education Post, May 12), the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority released a press statement on April 27 t ...

  2. Minorities likely to benefit from changes to Chinese test

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The introduction of speaking and listening tests in this year's Chinese-language Hong Kong Certificate of Education exam is likely to boost the performance of ethnic ... minorities. But it is good news.' Dr Hill said he welcomed the introduction of speaking and listening tests for Chinese. 'This is really important because so much of communication is oral, ...

  3. Mix of formal classes and creative projects the best

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... projects are better than exams. Exams test what a student can remember, but projects test what a student understands. I believe informal learning is more beneficial to everyone. ALYSE CHU WAI-HIM St Mark's School Thanks for your letter, Alyse. I like what you said about exams testing what you remember and projects testing what you understand. It is the material you understand ...

  4. Hot contest for places in Form Six

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The number of candidates qualifying for this year's allocation has risen by 3,000 Competition for Form Six places will be intense this week following an increase of almost 3,000 in the number of qualifying students. A total of 49,928 candid ...

  5. Afghan sent home after failing drug test

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho A cue sport athlete from Afghanistan has been sent home from the Asian Indoor Games after testing positive for a banned substance. Habibi Najeebullah returned a positive test ... declined a B sample test. '[He] accepted the finding and waived the right to a B sample,' Jegathesan said. ...

  6. Teachers praise new assessment software

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... the quality of test papers and to understand the strengths and weaknesses of their students. Professor Mok said she hoped to establish a city-wide database of test and exam questions that reflected ... He's now more able to explain his concepts,' she said. She was also able to design better test questions. For example, the technology allowed her to see which multiple-choice answers were ...

  7. mail bag

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are deducted. I strongly object to the way the authority is conducting this test. I urge the authority to put all students on a level playing field by asking the same question, as was done in the past ...

  8. School scene of cheating scandal

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of a cheating scandal this year. Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Primary School hit the news in February after allegations that teachers had helped students in an official city-wide assessment test that would ... test after they noted discrepancies. Students from the school had matching errors and spelling mistakes in the English part of the test. It was later alleged that teachers had written answers ...

  9. Children are dumbing down, says expert

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... testing their IQs believes. 'Today's children have shorter attention spans because they can get answers to everything quickly from the internet,' Raymond Tang Ho-ming said yesterday. 'On the other hand, they have fewer chances to make mistakes and learn from their mistakes because their parents are overprotective.' He was speaking at a mass intelligence test ...

  10. ESF goes high-tech in primary assessments

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Interactive Computerised Assessment System (InCAS) will replace paper tests from the UK National Assessment Agency to evaluate Year Three and Year Six students. Ann Coker, School Development Adviser (Primary) for the ESF, said a need to distinguish between top students had spurred the foundation to search for a better test. 'The NAA has been useful in helping us to evaluate our ...




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