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校本評核常見問題 - 英國語文
Scoring and Standardisation
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  1. Why should SBA school coordinators from different schools have a meeting at the end of each school year?

    This meeting is essential for professional sharing and development. In every system that has adopted school-based assessment, teachers need to have some discussion with other teachers about their judgment. Otherwise, there is no reliability. The more school-based assessment becomes part of the climate of the school, the less teachers need to be talking through what a 3 means or what a 5 means or so on because they internalise those kinds of standards. At this 3-hour meeting, SBA school coordinators from different schools can share experiences and expertise, review their SBA practices and standardise their assessments. The results of this meeting are very important for the professional development of teachers and the development of the whole SBA programme.

     

     

  2. Why is it necessary for all teachers in the same form to have a standardisation meeting at the end of S5 and S6?

    Such a meeting is essential. Even after teachers in the school have done quite a lot of discussions, they will still need to have a formal, 3-hour standardisation meeting. The results of that are very important in ensuring that teachers in the same form have rank ordered the students in the school correctly. The school will be taken as a unit for the purpose of statistical moderation to iron out possible differences between schools. Teachers within a school need to iron out differences between classes.

     

  3. Should students be informed if their SBA marks need to be adjusted after the internal standardisation meeting in school?

    Yes, teachers should give feedback to students on their SBA results and keep the whole process transparent. Students have the right to know where they stand so they can work towards the next level of achievement.

     

     

  4. Why is standardisation among teachers necessary if the HKEAA is going to moderate the marks statistically anyway?

    If the HKEAA just compares school-based assessment with the public oral examination and take the result of the exam as if it is the 'true' indicator of the students' oral language ability, then the purpose of having school-based assessment will totally be defeated. School-based assessment has been introduced because there are some things that cannot be assessed properly or comprehensively in an external assessment. It is very difficult for the students to give their best in a one-shot, short exam in an unfamiliar setting and with unfamiliar people. So a lot of students might actually do a lot better in school-based assessment than in the external exam. On the other hand, some students may not do enough work, so they do not perform well in school. They rush at the end and may do much better on the unseen task for which they do not have to put in as much work. Statistical moderation may change the mark range but will preserve the rank order of students in a school, so it is essential that standardisation takes place in school before marks are submitted to the HKEAA. For more information about the moderation of SBA marks, please refer to the handbook 'Moderation of SBA Scores in HKDSE'.