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Onscreen Marking System 2 was in full operation in 2018 HKDSE to improve marking efficiency


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Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) were signed with the College Entrance Examination Center of Taiwan and

the Shanghai Municipal Educational Examinations Authority


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Recognised by the Employees Retraining Board as Manpower Developer


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The first computer-based ACT will be launched for candidates in Hong Kong this September


HKEAA E-News
HKEAA E-News
June 2018

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Onscreen Marking System 2 was in full operation in 2018 HKDSE to improve marking efficiency

2018 HKDSE results to be released in July

With more than 59,000 HKDSE candidates eagerly waiting for the release of their examination results on 11 July 2018, a total of 12 assessment centres, including five full-scale assessment centres and seven on-campus assessment centres with some 1,300 workstations were operated round the clock from 10:30am to 10:30pm during marking period.

This year about 4,370 markers, mostly school teachers and some 350 marking assistants were appointed to assess candidates’ performance. Over 795,000 HKDSE scripts were marked via the second generation Onscreen Marking System (OSM2). More than 30 operational functions have been optimised and the image resolution is upgraded to improve the clarity of the script display, thereby enhancing marking efficiency.
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Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) were signed with the College Entrance Examination Center of Taiwan and the Shanghai Municipal Educational Examinations Authority

Augmenting partnership

The HKEAA and the College Entrance Examination Center (CEEC) of Taiwan and the Shanghai Municipal Educational Examinations Authority (SHMEEA) signed the Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for collaboration and sharing of best practice in examinations and assessment development respectively on 3 and 8 May 2018 with the intention to augment collaboration with the education communities in the region. The signing of the MOUs marked the commitment for closer research collaboration among the HKEAA and other examination authorities.

Dr So Kwok-sang, Secretary General of the HKEAA and some senior management staff members also met with the CEEC and SHMEEA delegations to share the latest development of HKDSE and exchanged ideas on educational assessment. On-site visits to the HKEAA assessment centres were also arranged to showcase the operation of answer scripts scanning and onscreen marking.
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Recognised by the Employees Retraining Board as Manpower Developer

Recognition of our manpower training and development

Recently the HKEAA has been awarded as Manpower Developer under ‘ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme 2017-18’ organised by the Employees Retraining Board in recognition of our outstanding performance in five aspects – leading a learning culture, resources planning, training and development system, performance management, and corporate social responsibility in manpower development. With this award of recognition, we are committed to perfecting our trainings for employees.

What parents need to know about the myths and facts of examinations

Two information seminars suitable for parents with senior secondary school children will be held on 11 August and 15 September 2018. Parents will be informed on details of our examination services, including the HKDSE and a suite of international examinations leading to well recognised qualifications by a panel of speakers from the HKEAA. Programme details are available online and registration is now open.

For enquiries
Tel: 3628 8804
Email: info@hkeaa.edu.hk

RAD examinations and Genée International Ballet Competition

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) qualifications have long been the crowning achievements of dance enthusiasts as evidenced by nearly 250,000 candidates across the globe each year. Locally, the HKEAA administers the General Graded Examinations and the Vocational Graded Examinations of the RAD.

This year the RAD is holding the Genée International Ballet Competition (Genée), its biggest annual event in Hong Kong. Dance lovers who have passed the RAD Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2 examinations (Advanced 2 with Distinction) are eligible for entering the Genée. Please click here to get more details of the renowned ballet competition.

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The first computer-based ACT will be launched for candidates in Hong Kong this September

Introducing the computer-based ACT

The ACT is a standardised test used for undergraduate programmes admissions in the United States. The HKEAA has been offering this test in Hong Kong since 2010. For years the ACT test has been conducting in pencil-and-paper but starting from September 2018 the test will be fully transforming to computer-based testing for candidates who attend it outside the United States.

Under this new arrangement, the computer-based ACT will be offered six test windows a year in September, October, December, February, April and June. For each test window, two sessions - morning and afternoon - are provided and the number of ACT testing sessions for candidates will be expanded to a maximum of 24. Candidates may select one session either on Friday or Saturday per test window when registering for the computer-based ACT.

Registration for the computer-based ACT in Hong Kong opens on 20 July 2018. Learn more about the new arrangement and get free practice tests online.

For enquiries
Tel: 3628 8191
Email: tsa1@hkeaa.edu.hk