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2012 Territory-wide System Assessment Report

     The Education Bureau today (October 31) received from the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) the report of the 2012 Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA). The HKEAA will provide school level data to schools shortly for school improvement purposes.

     "Some 124,000 students at Primary 3 and Secondary 3 levels took part in the TSA this year. Their performance in the three core subjects of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics is steady," a spokesman for the Education Bureau said.

     Introduced in 2004 at Primary 3 and extended to cover Primary 6 and Secondary 3 levels over the years, the TSA aims to help schools understand students' performance in attaining basic competency, and their strengths and weaknesses in the subjects of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics at various key learning stages. It also helps schools devise suitable curriculum plans and strategies for learning and teaching to enhance student learning. In 2011, the Government announced the suspension of the Primary 6 TSA in 2012 and 2014 to alleviate Primary 6 students' pressure.

     "The Education Bureau will continue to support schools in assessment for learning by providing professional development programmes and targeted on-site school-based support services. Seminars will also be conducted to facilitate the sharing of good practices among schools and teachers," the spokesman said.

     The territory-wide percentages of students achieving basic competency in 2004-12 are shown in the Annex. Please refer to the HKEAA's website ( for details of the TSA and this year's results.

Ends/Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Issued at HKT 16:31


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