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Release of Results of the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers

     The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) today (May 26) posted to candidates their results notices of the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) 2009.

     A total of 2,071 candidates sat for the English Language papers in the LPAT 2009 in February while 2,785 sat for the Putonghua (PTH) papers.

     The results of the LPAT 2009 are as follows:

English Language papers:

                                     Meeting the LPR*
                                     (Level 3 or
              Number of Candidates   No. & Percentage
Reading              1,299              1,043 (80.3%)
Writing              1,553                717 (46.2%)
Listening            1,298                902 (69.5%)
Speaking             1,345                681 (50.6%)
Classroom              424                412 (97.2%)
Putonghua papers:

                                     Meeting the LPR
                                     (Level 3 or
              Number of Candidates   No. & Percentage

Listening &
Recognition           1,938             1,125 (58.0%)
Pinyin                1,813             1,025 (56.5%)
Speaking              1,389               527 (37.9%)
CLA                     527               407 (77.2%)

* LPR = Language Proficiency Requirement

     The HKEAA has sent to candidates the results notices by post today, which are expected to reach candidates tomorrow (May 27).  Those who do not receive the results by Friday (May 29) should contact the HKEAA on 3628 8860.

     The Assessment Reports, which provide the chief examiners' observations on candidates' performance, including their strengths and areas for improvement, will be released in early July through the websites of the HKEAA ( and the Education Bureau ( for the reference of candidates, schools and teacher education institutions.  The question papers, together with a CD for the listening tests, suggested answers and Assessment Reports, will also be available for sale in early July.

     Applications for rechecking of results will be accepted within seven working days after the release of results - from May 29 to June 5.  Candidates will be informed individually of their appeals results by June 26.

     Those who intend to attain the LPR in future can do so through assessment and/or exemption.  The next call for exemption and the next LPAT will be held in October 2009 and February 2010 respectively.  The details will be made available through circular memoranda in the 2009-10 school year.

Ends/Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Issued at HKT 18:36


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