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Release of results of the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers

     The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) today (May 23) posted to candidates the results notices of the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) 2012.

     A total of 1,826 candidates sat for the English Language papers in the LPAT 2012 in February, while 2,259 sat for the Putonghua (PTH) papers.

     The results of the LPAT 2012 are as follows:

English Language papers:

                                  Candidates meeting
                                       the LPR*
                                  (Level 3 or above)
            Number of Candidates    No. & Percentage
Reading        1,057                  933 (88.3%)
Writing        1,404                  502 (35.8%)
Listening      1,030                  850 (82.5%)
Speaking       1,246                  624 (50.1%)
Classroom        369                  352 (95.4%)
(CLA) (For
teachers only)

Putonghua papers:

                                  Candidates meeting
                                       the LPR
                                  (Level 3 or above)
            Number of Candidates   No. & Percentage
Listening &     1,542                 526 (34.1%)
Pinyin          1,430                 720 (50.3%)
Speaking          759                 483 (63.6%)
CLA (For          531                 425 (80.0%)
teachers only)

* LPR = Language Proficiency Requirement

     The HKEAA has sent to candidates the results notices by post today, which are expected to reach candidates tomorrow (May 24). Those who do not receive the results by Friday (May 25) should contact the HKEAA on 3628 8860.

     The Assessment Reports, which provide the chief examiner's 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 25 to June 1. Candidates will be informed individually of the results of rechecking by June 22.

     Those who intend to attain the LPR in future can do so through assessment and/or exemption. The next call for LPAT and exemption will be held in September 2012 and November 2012 respectively. The details will be made available through circular memoranda in the 2012/13 school year.

Ends/Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:01


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