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Basic Competency Assessment

Basic Competency Assessment comprises three components, namely TSA, STAR (upgraded version of Student Assessment) and Web-based Learning and Teaching Support (WLTS).

 

“STAR” (upgraded version of ‘Student Assessment’)

“STAR” is an online assessment repository, capable of assessing through a computer system the performance* of participating students, and generating instant assessment reports for teachers’ reference.  Student Assessment has been upgraded to the STAR platform (http://star.hkedcity.net), which can be accessed through the website of Hong Kong Education City.  It will start to be available from Friday, 30 September 2016 to allow users to explore this new platform.

*Except Writing and Speaking in Chinese and English Languages

 

Territory-wide System Assessment

In 2000, the Education Commission proposed to introduce Basic Competency Assessments in its report entitled “Learning for Life. Learning through Life” to better enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching.  TSA is one of the components of Basic Competency Assessments.  TSA is an assessment on students’ basic competencies in Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics upon completion of the three key learning stages (i.e. Primary 3, Primary 6 and Secondary 3 levels).  Basic competencies form part of the curriculum and are embedded in schools’ everyday teaching and internal assessments.  Students are expected to acquire the basic competencies in the three subjects in order to proceed effectively to the next key learning stage.

 

At the territory-wide level, TSA data enables the Government to review education policies and focused support provided for schools.  An annual Territory-wide System Assessment Report gives an account of the overall performance of students participating in the assessment in a given year.

 

At the school level, TSA provides four types of school reports with different coverage for schools’ selection to serve the function of "assessment for learning". It helps teachers identify the overall strengths and weaknesses of students and formulate plans to improve the effectiveness of learning and teaching in light of the assessment data and their schools’ development needs.  In general, after analysing students’ performance in TSA, schools will follow up through various measures, such as adjusting the teaching content, revamping the design of worksheets and assessments, and arranging after-school remedial programmes to cater for learner diversity.

 

All TSA items are uploaded onto the following websites:

 

Web-based Learning and Teaching Support (WLTS)

http://wlts.edb.hkedcity.net/ 

“Web-based Learning and Teaching Support” is an online platform for the development of students’ basic competencies, providing ready-made learning activities and materials developed to address learning difficulties for teachers’ reference and use.

 

The Coordinating Committee on Basic Competency Assessment and Assessment Literacy
 

Established in October 2014, the Coordinating Committee on Basic Competency Assessment and Assessment Literacy (the Committee) is tasked with recommending directions for the development of “Basic Competency Assessment” (including “Territory-wide System Assessment” (TSA) and “Student Assessment”) as well as the enhancement of assessment literacy among schools. 

 

 

Review of Basic Competency Assessment

The Education Bureau (EDB) announced in late October 2015 that the Committee would conduct a comprehensive review of the implementation of TSA.  Two working groups have been set up under the Committee to conduct an in-depth study of the reporting and administration and the papers and question design of TSA respectively, with a view to recommending short, medium and long-term improvement measures. The Committee submitted to EDB the Report on Review of the Territory-wide System Assessment in February 2016.

 

 

2016 Tryout Study (Primary 3)

The Committee submitted the report on the review of the arrangements of the Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA) and the 2016 Tryout Study (Primary 3) (Tryout Study) in December 2016.

 

Based on the recommendations by the Committee, the 2016 Tryout Study (Primary 3) should be implemented as a tryout arrangement in order to obtain views on the adjusted assessment papers and question design together with the different formats of reporting.  The outcome of the 2016 Tryout Study would be appropriately adopted for enhancement of the 2017 assessment arrangement. Please click here for details.

 

2017 Basic Competency Assessment Research Study (2017 Research Study)

The EDB announced in January 2017 the introduction of the 2017 Research Study, extending the new initiatives for enhancement under the 2016 Tryout Study to all primary schools in the territory in 2017 with a view to collecting more comprehensive feedback. The new initiatives for enhancement included improving assessment papers and question design, enhancing school reports, strengthening diversified professional support measures and including a questionnaire survey on learning attitude and motivation. All public sector primary schools (i.e. more than 470 schools) and more than 20 private primary schools participated in the 2017 Research Study. Details are set out in the Report on Review of the Primary 3 Territory-wide System Assessment 2015-17.

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Resources

Powerpoint

Understanding Basic Competency Assessment (Chinese Version)

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2016 Tryout Study and 2017 Basic Competency Assessment Research Study (Chinese Version)

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Related Articles

TSA, International Survey: Purpose and Method (Chinese Version)

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Data analysis of TSA cohort study (Chinese Version)

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Video 

Update on TSA

What is TSA for?

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Buying supplementary exercises on TSA? Don't do that!

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How does TSA benefit students? 

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To drill or not to drill? 

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How does TSA benefit schools? 

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How does TSA data help teachers ?

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2016 Tryout Study (Primary 3) and 2017 Basic Competency Assessment Research Study

Basic Competency Assessment Research Study

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Enhance the assessment papers and question design (short version)

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Enhance the assessment papers and question design (long version)

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Questionnaire Survey on Students' learning attitudes and motivation (short version)

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Questionnaire Survey on Students' learning attitudes and motivation (long version)

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Professional support measures

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2016 Tryout Study (Primary 3)  Sharing of school experience

SKH Tin Shui Wai Ling Oi Primary School

School’s sharing

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Principal’s sharing

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Teacher’s sharing

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Parent’s sharing

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Lok Sin Tong Lau Tak Primary School

School’s sharing

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Principal’s sharing

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Teacher’s sharing 1

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Teacher’s sharing 2

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Teacher’s sharing 3

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Parent’s sharing

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PLK HKTA Yuen Yuen Primary School

School’s sharing

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Principal’s sharing

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Teacher’s sharing

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Parent’s sharing

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SAHK Jockey Club Elaine Field School

School’s sharing

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Principal’s sharing

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Teacher’s sharing 1

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Teacher’s sharing 2

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Teacher’s sharing 3

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Teacher’s sharing 4

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Quality Primary Education Seminar

How to Enhance Learning in Chinese, English and Mathematics(Ms Shirley Loo, General Secretary of The Family Development Foundation)

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TSA Series

Series (1): The truth about TSA (Cantonese with Chinese subtitles)

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Series (2): Effective learning – Mechanical drilling doesn’t help (Cantonese with Chinese subtitles)

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Series (3): Use of assessment data for effective teaching (Cantonese with Chinese subtitles)

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Series (4): Web-based Learning and Teaching Support (WLTS) and School-based Support Services (Cantonese with Chinese subtitles)

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Introduction to TSA

For parents (Cantonese with English subtitles)

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For schools (Cantonese with English subtitles)

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Fact Sheet and Leaflet

Basic Competency Assessment

Leaflet

Understanding the different aspects of TSA

Fact sheet

Assessment for Learning – Territory-wide System Assessment (For Schools)

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Territory-wide System Assessment (Chinese Version)

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Safeguarding the healthy development of children, supporting the autonomy of the education profession  (Chinese Version)

 Initiative

 

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