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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    One poor test result should be put in perspective

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com One poor test result should be put in perspective My daughter has always had good reports for writing, and it is her favourite subject at school. But she did not do very well in a standardised test recently. She was very disappointed and it seems to have affected her confidence. The school said this was a new kind of test they were trying out. ...

  2. Taking the easy way

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... A significant number of students admit to cheating- a crime with a long history- but schools are onto it, writes Sunny Tse A recent survey asked students if they had ever cheated by copying from classmates in examinations or tests, and 20 per cent said they had. The survey, by the Hong Kong Women's Teachers Association, asked 3,081 students a range of questions ...

  3. This week's question: Do you like exams?

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jean Tang, 16 I don't believe exams truly reflect our abilities or what we have learnt during the year. I think there are definitely other ways of assessing our knowledge. Exams do not determine how smart you are in terms of your capacity to adapt to ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. The man behind liberal studies sits the exam

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... should take the test for themselves. 'The linkage between liberal-studies teaching and examining is still loose right now. Understandably, the Examinations and Assessment Authority has ...

  7. One of our prettiest hacks heads off up the yellow brick road

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo You never get rich working as a journalist. But you might strike gold if you become a tutorial king or queen. That is why we are glad to report that one of our prettiest hacks has decided to call it a day- and join the far more lucrative and ...

  8. Universities fear English tests not adequate

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Test scores alone may be insufficient evidence of a student's proficiency in English, a panel discussion on the language requirements for university admissions heard. 'We are increasingly wary of tests that do not include a personal interaction component,' said Dr Kristin Williams, assistant vice-president for graduate and special enrolment management ...

  9. 30,000 sign up for last Form Five exam

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... announced a series of measures yesterday aimed at improving the quality of public exams. One of them is a HK$3.6 million oral-recording system for A-level listening tests for Chinese Language ...

  10. Students say good riddance to exams

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students at Chinese University will no longer have to sit exams for most required subjects from the next academic year. That's when degree courses will be lengthened from three years to four. The revised programme will introduce all students to Chine ...




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