Pupils at Ying Wah Collage sit the Diploma of Secondary Education English exam on April 22. Photo: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Pupils at Ying Wah Collage sit the Diploma of Secondary Education English exam on April 22. Photo: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Kenny Lam
Opinion

Opinion

Kenny Lam and Paul Yip

Reform of Hong Kong’s education system should start with less focus on standardised tests

  • Drilling students for exams that fail to measure deep understanding and key skills or prepare them for the real world of work will not alleviate Hong Kong’s talent shortage
  • What’s more, standardised tests put students from lower income backgrounds and ethnic minority groups at a disadvantage

Pupils at Ying Wah Collage sit the Diploma of Secondary Education English exam on April 22. Photo: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Pupils at Ying Wah Collage sit the Diploma of Secondary Education English exam on April 22. Photo: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
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