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September 2018

In this issue:

New appointments at HKEAA

The HKEAA welcomes the Government’s appointment of Mr Samuel Yung Wing-ki as the Chairman of the Authority, together with new member Mr Jason Joseph Lee Kwong-yee, Executive Director of Dah Hwa International (Holdings) Limited and re-appointed members Mr Raymond Cheng Chung-ching, Chairman of HLB Hodgson Impey Cheng; Ms Monica Cheng Wai-yee, Principal of Holy Trinity College, and Mr Benjamin Ng Yau-keung, Principal of the Hong Kong Taoist Association Ching Chung Secondary School. Meanwhile, Professor Pakwo Leung has joined the HKEAA Council representing the Heads of Universities Committee.

The HKEAA also likes to express its gratitude to outgoing Chairman, Mr Rock Chen Chung-nin, for his contributions to the Authority over the past years.

HKEAA members are either appointed by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, nominated by the Heads of Universities Committee or are ex-officio members. Click here for the details of the Authority Council.

Registration for the 2019 HKDSE

Following the registration for Category C subjects in the 2019 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) in June this year, registration for Category A and B subjects began on 12 September 2018.

Each year tens of thousands of Secondary 6 students take the examinations from February to June upon completion of a three-year senior secondary curriculum. The vast majority of HKDSE candidates register for six subjects. Eligible school candidates sitting the 2019 HKDSE will benefit from a one-off examination fees waiver as a result of a special government funding approved by the Legislative Council.

Those who meet the following requirements may register for the 2019 HKDSE as private candidates:
 • Sat the previous HKDSE or an equivalent examination, or
 • Reached the age of 19 by 1 January 2019, or
 • Completed or is currently pursuing a non-HKDSE curriculum equivalent
   to Secondary 6 in 2018/2019.

Tel : 3628 8860
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HKEAA Research Forum

Being committed to promoting ‘Assessment for Learning’, the HKEAA will hold its inaugural Research Forum on the theme of Using Assessment Data for Better Learning and Teaching on 31 October 2018, in collaboration with the Education Bureau.

The Forum aims to provide a platform for local educators, academics and researchers to share their experience and exchange insights in enhancing learning and teaching through assessment data analytics. Programme details are available online and registration is now open.

Over the years, the Authority has worked closely with the education community to promote assessment literacy, providing feedback to schools and conducting research projects to enhance stakeholders’ understanding of examinations and assessment.

Tel: 3628 8507

High turnout for Information seminars

Over 670 parents of secondary school students attended the information seminars conducted by the HKEAA to learn more about the development of the HKDSE and a number of international examinations that can be taken to meet various pathway requirements.

With the theme Myths and Facts of Examinations, the seminars held on 11 August and 15 September 2018 served to improve parents’ understanding about various examination and assessment services for students. The HKEAA has received positive feedback from parents who showed appreciation for the Authority’s efforts in promoting assessment literacy.

Parties interested in co-hosting future events or forming partnership may visit our website.