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校本評核常見問題 - 英國語文
Rationale for introducing the SBA Component
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  1. Why is it necessary to introduce school-based assessment (SBA) into the HKDSE English Language Examination?

    SBA has been adopted by almost all major examination bodies over the last 20 years to improve the quality of assessments. It was introduced into the HKCEE and HKALE by the HKEAA. For the subject English Language, SBA has been introduced into the HKCEE since 2007.

    One reason for the introduction of SBA is to improve the validity of assessments. Some important learning outcomes cannot be assessed within the context of a written examination or a formal oral examination.

    Another reason for introducing SBA is to improve the reliability of assessments. Because they are based on many observations of the student over an extended period of time, school assessments, once they have been moderated, often provide a more reliable assessment of the true abilities of the student than a 'one-off' examination.

    SBA will also have beneficial washback on teaching and learning. The reading/viewing programme is incorporated to encourage extensive reading.

    The introduction of SBA offers a chance for the professional development of teachers. It enables teachers to become part of the assessment mechanism. In addition, opportunities are provided to teachers to work with teachers from other schools in reviewing assessment practices and establishing agreed standard.