About Basic Competency Assessments
In its report entitled Learning for Life, Learning through Life, the Education Commission (EC) set out detailed proposals for Basic Competency Assessments in Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics.
The EC recommended that there be two components:
Student Assessment and Territory-wide System Assessment
Student Assessment is an online system which provides instant feedback to students and teachers. It allows teachers to review and improve student progress towards learning objectives and targets. In recognition of its innovative excellence, the web-based Student Assessment won a Silver Medal at the prestigious Geneva-based international competition le Salon International Des Inventions 2005.
Territory-wide System Assessment is a pen and paper assessment to
- provide the Government and school management with information on school standards in key learning areas for the purposes of school improvement. The Government would then be able to provide support to those schools in need of assistance;
- enable participating teachers to understand the key process involved in utilizing the data and to facilitate the effective use of TSA results to inform learning and teaching.
Further information about Student Assessment
Further information about Territory-wide System Assessment: