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校本評核常見問題 - 英國語文
SBA in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination
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  1. What are the SBA requirements for HKDSE English Language?

    The SBA requirements are summarised in the table below:

    Requirements
    S4
    S5
    S6
    Total
    Number and type of texts to be read / viewed One or Two texts One or Two texts One or Two texts Four texts, one each from the following four categories (print fiction, print non-fiction, non-print fiction, non-print non-fiction) in the course of three years
    Number, % and timing of assessment tasks to be undertaken for Part A * One task, group interaction or individual presentation, to be undertaken during the second term of S5 or anytime during S6; (7.5%) One tasks, based on the reading and viewing programme; (7.5%)
    Number, % and timing of assessment tasks to be undertaken for Part B * One task, group interaction or individual presentation, to be undertaken during the second term of S5 or anytime during S6; (7.5%) One task, based on the Elective Module(s) taught; (7.5%)
    Number, % and timing of marks to be reported   Two marks, 15% of total English mark, reported at the end of S6

    * Of the two marks reported, one mark should be based on a group interaction and one on an individual presentation.

    † The assessment task for Part B can be based on an individual Elective Module or a combination of Elective Modules taught.

     

     

  2. Are there any changes to the Assessment Criteria of the SBA Component for the HKDSE?

    Yes. The spirit of the Assessment Criteria for CE English Language is retained and more guidelines on the use of notecards are provided in the revised Assessment Criteria. Teachers should use the Assessment Criteria for HKDSE SBA when assessing their students for the SBA for the HKDSE. Please click here for the updated assessment criteria.

     

     

  3. Why is there a change in the mark range (from 0-6 to 0-7) for the speaking guidelines in Paper 4 but not in SBA?

    In Paper 4 Speaking of the HKDSE, a further level has been added as compared to the marking guidelines used in SBA for two reasons: firstly it gives candidates a final score which ranges between 0-56 (each examiner gives a score out of 28 marks) which provides a means of discriminating higher achieving candidates more accurately. Secondly, the increased 0-7 scale was also felt to reflect the fact that Paper 4 was a public examination taken at the end of three years of senior secondary instruction.

    In contrast, a decision was made to maintain the six point scale (0-6) marking guidelines used in the SBA component of HKDSE English Language. This decision was based on the fact that there are three assessments given in SBA, each out of a total of 24 marks. This constitutes a final score range of 0-72 thus providing a sufficient mark range to discriminate candidates. It was also felt that teachers’ familiarity with the existing 6-point scale would facilitate a more reliable assessment as compared to implementing a change which was deemed to be unnecessary in terms of discriminating candidates for grading purposes.

     

     

  4. When can teachers start conducting actual assessment?

    The actual assessment should be conducted only after sufficient teaching has taken place. The Senior Secondary Curriculum spans three years. Teachers are advised to start the reading and viewing programme in S4, and/or use at least one text as a 'class reader' in order to model the reading, reflecting and assessment process. The 'class readers' can also be used to develop students' oral language skills and extensive reading. Teachers can also conduct assessment in S4 for formative purposes and the actual assessment for this part should be conducted in the second term of S5. Teachers are also advised to start teaching the Elective Modules in S5 and the actual assessment for Part B should be conducted in the second term of S5 or any time during S6.

     

     

  5. Can comic strips and magazine or newspaper articles count as texts for the SBA?

    These text types should NOT be used for Part A of the SBA component.

    Teachers, however, can use these text types in Part B of the SBA. The focus of Part B of the SBA is on the ability of students to reflect on, make use of and speak about the knowledge, skills and experience gained in the Elective Modules(s). Newspaper articles, for example, are very useful when conducting learning and teaching activities for the Elective Module 'Learning English through Social Issues'.

     

     

  6. Can the assessment tasks in Part B be based on any of the three Electives?

    Yes. The assessment task for Part B can be based on an individual Elective Module or a combination of Elective Modules taught. Teachers can refer to the document Sample Assessment Tasks for Part B, where sample assessment tasks based on more than one Elective Modules are provided.

     

     

  7. Are students required to do SBA tasks for all three electives? (Part B)

    No. Schools only need to submit ONE mark for Part B of the SBA component at the end of S6. Teachers, however, can conduct more than one assessment and report the best mark.

     

     

  8. Can drama performance, sports commentary, poetry reading and story telling be used as assessment tasks for Part B of the SBA?

    Part B of the SBA focuses on the ability of students to reflect on, make use of and speak about the knowledge, skills and experience gained in the Elective Module(s). The task must not expect students to take on the role of an unfamiliar character, act out a role in a story or play, read aloud poems or short stories, engage in formal stage debates, sport commentary, job interviews etc, i.e. specific background knowledge and skills in drama, poem or debating, etc are not to be included in the assessment. However, such activities are very useful learning and teaching activities, e.g. to develop intonation and voice projection. Formal SBA assessments need to be constructed with the aim of eliciting natural and authentic spoken language which conforms to the broad task-types of group interaction and individual presentation.

     

     

  9. Do teachers need to submit students' samples of performance to the HKEAA?

    Yes. For quality assurance purposes, schools will have to submit 6 sets of videos (a set refers to one video from Part A, and one from Part B of the SBA component) and the assessment records of relevant students. Of the six sets of video clips to be submitted, the school coordinator should choose 2 high, 2 mid and 2 low performances. Please note that the submission of sample performance is mandatory and SBA school coordinators will need to coordinate this and submit them to the HKEAA via their District Coordinators at the end of S6. Schools should keep the original videos and only submit the copy to the District Coordinators.

    The school coordinator should indicate clearly on the assessment records of the student(s) that have been selected for submission. For more information, teachers can refer to the PPTs on the SBA corner.