Results of the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers released

     The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) today (May 25) posted to candidates notices of their results in the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) 2010.

     A total of 2,058 candidates sat for the English Language papers in the LPAT 2010 in February while 2,642 sat for the Putonghua (PTH) papers.

     The results of the LPAT 2010 are as follows:

English Language papers:

                                    Meeting the
                                    (Level 3 or
             Number of Candidates   No. & Percentage
Reading            1,303                862 (66.2%)
Writing            1,598                682 (42.7%)
Listening          1,347                969 (71.9%)
Speaking           1,431                626 (43.7%)
Classroom            310                291 (93.9%)

Putonghua papers:

                                    Meeting the
                                    (Level 3
                                    or above)
             Number of Candidates   No. & Percentage
Listening &        1,817                945 (52.0%)
Pinyin             1,728                951 (55.0%)
Speaking           1,249                639 (51.2%)
CLA                  515                391 (75.9%)

* LPR = Language Proficiency Requirement
     The HKEAA sent to candidates the results notices by post today. The notices are expected to reach candidates tomorrow (May 26).  Those who do not receive the results by Thursday (May 27) 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 27 to June 3.  Candidates will be informed individually of the results of their appeals by June 25.

     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 November 2010 and February 2011 respectively.  The details will be made available through circular memoranda in the 2010/11 school year.

Ends/Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Issued at HKT 17:00