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December 2011
 
Understanding the Onscreen Marking system
Recognition of the HKDSE
Mainland and Taiwan universities to exempt Hong Kong students from entrance examination
Schools accredited for Quality Assessment Management
The 13th AFELTA held in Hong Kong
  Understanding the Onscreen Marking system
 

With the success of the Onscreen Marking (OSM) launched in 2007, the system will be adopted in 18 subjects in the first Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination in 2012. With the aim to allow the public to have a better understanding of the marking process, the advantages of the OSM and the quality assurance of public examinations, the HKEAA organized a series of visits for the media, parents and senior secondary students in October.

The stakeholders who have visited the centre were impressed with the high standard of the marking and grading brought to the public examinations by the OSM system.

Presentation Powerpoint (Chinese version only):
  1. Updates on HKDSE
  2. Introducing the OSM
Event Highlight Video (Chinese version only):
  1. Parents’ Session
  2. Students’ Session

  Recognition of the HKDSE
 

In response to a survey conducted by the HKEAA and the Education Bureau (EDB) earlier on the admission requirements for holders of the HKDSE, 100 universities from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States have already announced their admission requirements for the holders of this new qualification.

The HKEAA has been working closely with institutions worldwide for their recognition of the HKDSE qualification. Positive responses and admission requirements of these overseas universities are now published on the HKEAA website (Recognition of Qualifications)

  Mainland and Taiwan universities to exempt Hong Kong students from entrance examination
 

The Ministry of Education (MoE) announced details of a pilot scheme whereby 63 Mainland universities will consider the admission of Hong Kong students based on their 2012 HKDSE and HKAL examination results, thus sparing them from taking the Joint Entrance Examination for Universities in the Mainland. An education expo, organized jointly by the MoE of PRC and the HKSAR Government, will be held on 10 -11 December, to help parents and students understand the pilot scheme. For details, please visit www.edb.gov.hk/expo2011.

Meanwhile, the Taiwan University Entrance Committee for Overseas Students has recently announced its acceptance of the qualifications of the HKEAA examinations, including HKDSE, HKALE and HKCEE for the admission to the universities in Taiwan in 2012. Please click here for more details.

  Schools accredited for Quality Assessment Management
 

It is believed that a fair, valid, and reliable assessment is the medium to enhance teaching and learning. To perfect the standards of examination and assessment management in the school sector, the HKEAA launched a Quality Assessment Management Accreditation Scheme (QAMAS) in 2007. The Scheme has been well received in the education sector and the number of accredited schools has increased from nine in 2009/2010 to twenty-three in 2010/2011.

QAMAS Certificates were presented to these twenty-three primary and secondary schools in recognition for their effort in striving for excellence under the Scheme. At the ceremony held on 15 October, the accredited schools celebrated their achievements and exchanged their experiences and good practices in examinations and assessment management. Please click here for the event highlights.

The scheme is now open for enrollment. Interested schools may submit the application form to the HKEAA. For more details about the scheme, please click here.

Enquires:
Tel: 3628 8881 / Email: qa@hkeaa.edu.hk

  The 13th AFELTA held in Hong Kong
 

The 13th Academic Forum on English Language Testing in Asia (AFELTA) was held on 25 – 26 November in Hong Kong this year. The HKEAA has the pleasure in hosting the forum with the theme “Scoring and Grading English Language Tests”.

Delegations from education organizations of Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Shanghai and Hong Kong presented the results of their studies and exchanged their experiences in the English Language assessment at the forum.

 
 
 
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