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2013 Territory-wide System Assessment Report released

     The Education Bureau today (November 1) received from the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) the 2013 Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA) Report. The HKEAA will provide school-level data to schools shortly for school improvement in learning and teaching.

     "Some 162,000 students at Primary 3, Primary 6 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, demonstrating a slight improvement in general," a spokesman for the Education Bureau said.

     Introduced in 2004 at Primary 3 and extended to cover Primary 6 and Secondary 3 levels in the two subsequent 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.

     "With a view to promoting the use of assessment among schools and teachers to enhance learning and teaching, the Education Bureau will continue to provide professional development programmes and targeted on-site school-based support services. Seminars will also be conducted later to facilitate the sharing of good practices among schools and teachers," the spokesman said.

     The territory-wide percentages of students achieving basic competency in 2004-2013 are shown at Annex. Details of the TSA and this year's results can be found on the HKEAA website (

Ends/Friday, November 1, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:31


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