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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Two-thirds of over 79,000 students who sat DSE exam fail to qualify for university

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:52pm by Johnny Tam

    ... one-third of nearly 80,000 secondary school graduates who took the tough Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) test this year have obtained the scores to be eligible for university, the exam authority revealed today. Statistics released this afternoon by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority showed that out of 79,572 students who took the test, 27,943 got the minimum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553402/one-third-over-79000-students-passed-dse-exam-authority-reveals
  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's teens lead world for financial know-how

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by AP

    ... to an international study released yesterday. Shanghai had the highest average score out of representative groups in 18 countries who participated in the testing for the Paris-based Organisation for Economic ... At the bottom of the list were Croatia, Israel, the Slovak Republic, Italy and Colombia. The testing was part of the Programme for International Student Assessment, which aims to evaluate education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550686/chinas-teens-lead-world-financial-know-how
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    Same genes govern skills in maths and reading, scientists discover

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AFP

    ... from nearly 2,800 British families. The team compared twins and unrelated children to see how they performed in tests for maths and reading comprehension and fluency, and then matched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552850/same-genes-govern-skills-maths-and-reading-scientists-discover
  4. News - China - EDUCATION

    Police probe cheating scandal after dozens of Henan students caught hiring others to sit exams

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:20pm by AP, Keira Lu Huang

    ... Associated Press and Keira Lu Huang Education authorities vow investigation after CCTV report on "fixer" who arranged stand-ins Henan to probe scam over college entrance test ... of two college students paid to take the exam. The imposter test takers would be expelled, authorities pledged.  Police are also investigating in Hubei Province, where students were reportedly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535722/dozens-henan-students-caught-hiring-other-people-sit-national-exams
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Thousands of Beijing students to sit gaokao under heavy police guard

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 12:23pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Anti-terror measures also apply to weekend national entrance test, which 70,000 students are set to take in the capital alone For the first time in the exam’s more than 30-year history, the gaokao tests in Beijing will be conducted under heavy guard this weekend, with gun-toting anti-terror police on patrol and the exam papers to be delivered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1525160/thousands-beijing-students-sit-gaokao-under-heavy-police-guard
  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Lucky prayers for 'gaokao', the exam of a lifetime for millions of would-be university students

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... prayed to the statue of Mao Zedong on a nearby hill on June 4. In Mianyang, Sichuan province, parents in 70 private cars drove students to their designated test schools on June 5. Friends ... government in Guangdong announced this week that all kinds of entertainment activities were banned within 500 metres of any test centre. This included the village square dancing loved by retirees. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527044/lucky-prayers-gaokao-exam-lifetime-millions-would-be-university-students
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    UK government assures Chinese students that English test ban won't affect their visa applications

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:45am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan wu.nan@scmp.com Home Office ban on language proficiency tests after probe into cheating applies only to some agents in Britain, not mainland or Hong Kong UK says english test ban will not affect Chinese students British authorities' decision to suspend English language proficiency tests organised by the US-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) over alleged fraud has raised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1433820/uk-government-assures-chinese-students-english-test-ban-wont-affect-their
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Top marks for Asia in 2014 global education index

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:46am by Linda Yeung

    ... that the testing regimes in Asia help shape a system in which "there is a clear understanding of what counts". "The clarity of goalposts and alignment of the instructional system with them is more important than high-stakes testing, and something we can learn from the Asian systems." Michael Barber, a former education adviser to the British government and now Pearson's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1521993/top-marks-asia-2014-global-education-index
  9. News - World - EDUCATION

    US states' systems of teacher evaluation a failure, study finds

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post US states' teacher evaluation system fails the test In the first large-scale analysis of new US systems that evaluate teachers based partly on student test scores, ... tests and these measures of evaluating teachers don't really seem to be associated with the things we think of as defining good teaching," said Morgan Polikoff, of the Rossier School ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511336/us-states-systems-teacher-evaluation-failure-study-finds
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    School passes the popularity test

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College has seen off the threat of closure and is looking at expansion School passes the popularity test Once threatened with closure, a Buddhist secondary school in a remote corner of Lantau Island is now looking at taking over an abandoned campus to cope with its overflowing classrooms. In 2009, Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1422227/school-passes-popularity-test

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