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HKDSE App 8.0 version with new user interface design and functions


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Representatives of the HKEAA and various stakeholder groups discussed ways to enhance examination and assessment services


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Press briefing in January 2019 on development of computer-based examinations


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Script scanning demonstration for visitors during the Open Day


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HKEAA E-News
HKEAA E-News
March 2019

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HKDSE App 8.0 version with new user interface design and functions

Commencement of 2019 HKDSE

More than 56,300 candidates are sitting the 2019 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE). Of the 48,400 school candidates, about 88% opted for two to three elective subjects plus the four core subjects. Biology is the most popular elective subject among school candidates with 13,000 entries, followed by Chemistry and Economics with some 12,600 and 12,500 students entering the examinations. Please click here to read the 2019 HKDSE registration statistics.

To improve communications with candidates, the HKEAA has recently updated the HKDSE App for mobile devices. Users can access useful information related to the 2019 HKDSE at their finger-tips, including the locations of examination centres, examination regulations and updated news on the HKDSE. This year, candidates can login to ‘My Exam Schedule’ to receive their personalised examination information.

The HKDSE App, first launched in 2012, has recorded an accumulative 190,000 downloads. Install the latest version for free at App Store and Google Play.

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Representatives of the HKEAA and various stakeholder groups discussed ways to enhance examination and assessment services

Annual Stakeholders Forum

Over twenty representatives from school councils, parent-teacher associations, youth groups, special educational needs students’ concern groups and professional bodies of the education sector, joined the HKEAA Stakeholders Forum on 23 February 2019. Hosted by Mr Samuel Yung Wing-ki, Chairman of the HKEAA and Dr So Kwok-sang, Secretary General, the annual event was set up to engage key stakeholders. It is one of the platforms through which we interact with our stakeholders, both informing them of our service provision and gathering their views on ways to enhance examination and assessment services.

The 6th Stakeholders Forum provided an opportunity for the HKEAA and various stakeholder groups to discuss matters of common concern, such as practical solutions to enhance teaching and learning at schools, as well as support and services for candidates.
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Press briefing in January 2019 on development of computer-based examinations

Computer-based International and Professional Examinations

To keep abreast with the latest trend of increased use of computers in examinations across the globe, the HKEAA has redeveloped its Computer–based Testing (CBT) system to enhance the system robustness, security, maintainability and expandability for its international and professional examinations.

The new CBT system caters for the needs of both candidates and examination bodies. Various automated features in place will effectively tighten up the confidentiality and security of examination operation, as well as help prevent cheating and up-keep the overall fairness of the examination. Click here to learn more about the salient advantages of the user-friendly HKEAA CBT system.

A press briefing was held in January 2019 to provide an overview of the development of CBT by the HKEAA. Schools and institutions interested in partnering with us to deliver CBT for their students on campus can contact the International and Professional Examinations Division of the HKEAA.

Enquiries
Miss Karen Lau
Tel: 3628 8730
Email: kwslau@hkeaa.edu.hk


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Script scanning demonstration for visitors during the Open Day

Open Day and HKDSE Information Seminars

To acquaint our stakeholders with the administration of public examinations, our Tsuen Wan Assessment Centre had its annual Open Day on 12 January 2019. Visitors were given guided tours of various facilities, including the Scanning Centre and the Onscreen Marking System. Demonstrations of various IT applications in public examinations, as well as computer-based testing for international and professional examinations were offered to raise visitors’ understanding about our examination and assessment services.

One week after the Open Day, information seminars on the assessment of HKDSE core subjects were held for hundreds of participants, including senior secondary students and parents. The participants were able to interact with HKEAA managers for information and advice on exam preparation during the day.

Watch the highlight video of the 2019 HKEAA Open Day and review the presentation materials on the HKEAA website.