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  1. 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 ...

  2. Ethnic minority students thrilled with A* in Chinese

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... difference.' She said she felt unfamiliar cultural elements in the HKCEE exam's oral test had thrown her. 'I think having the GCSE available in Hong Kong is an advantage for non-Chinese ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Students get break over power cut

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem The tests of more than 800 A-level students are to be marked leniently after a power cut in Kowloon East disrupted their Chinese-language listening exam in April, the exams authority said yesterday. But the rest of the 18,959 students also sitting the test in the 93 exam centres where lighting went out or the radio signal transmitting the test was interfered with, ...

  5. Ministry denies plan to drop hepatitis test

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai There was another twist to the furore over hepatitis B testing yesterday when a Ministry of Health spokesman denied there were plans to remove the virus from ... who tested positive for hepatitis B, and had been seen as a further step forward. But hepatitis B rights activist Lu Jun vowed to fight on, saying it was 'just a matter of time' ...

  6. Rise in graduates taking English test

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem More than 11,000 final-year university students sat the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) between July last year and May- a rise of 14 per cent ... the minor drop in performance, the results are still higher than the first year's batch in 2002-2003- which was sat by 7,000 students- when the average score was 6.48. The test is run ...

  7. HK schools corrupted by too many tests: parents, teachers

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... chairman of the association, referring to the Territory-Wide System Assessment (TSA) and the Pre-Secondary One Hong Kong Attainment Test (HKAT). 'Excessive testing has a corrupting influence ... for students in Primary Three, Primary Six and Form Three. The test examines the students' level of English, Chinese and maths, and is used to give schools internal feedback on the effectiveness ...

  8. Straight-A pupils found wanting in general knowledge test

    Posted Aug 19th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem, Nora Tong The Liaoning city of Dalian is either in Hebei province or Shandong, and the average household in Hong Kong has a monthly income of around HK$60,000. These are some answers from straight-A students to an informal quiz given by this ne ...

  9. School-based tests 'going too quickly'

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... assess their students now,' Dr Hill said. 'When they do that they have to develop their own tests.' Under the new system, much of that workload would be centralised. 'Of ...

  10. School-based tests 'going too quickly'

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... assess their students now,' Dr Hill said. 'When they do that they have to develop their own tests.' Under the new system, much of that workload would be centralised. 'Of ...




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