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Release of results of Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers

     The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) today (May 21) posted to candidates their results notices for the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) 2014.

     A total of 1,631 candidates sat for the English Language papers in the LPAT 2014 in February, while 2,306 sat for the Putonghua papers.

     The results of the LPAT 2014 are as follows:

English Language papers:

                 Number of     Candidates Meeting
                 Candidates    the LPR*
                               (Level 3 or above)
                               No. and Percentage

Reading                983        825 (83.9%)

Writing              1,251        659 (52.7%)

Listening            1,003        833 (83.1%)

Speaking             1,106        579 (52.4%)

Classroom Language     282        276 (97.9%)
Assessment (CLA)
(For teachers only)

Putonghua papers:

                 Number of     Candidates Meeting
                 Candidates    the LPR
                               (Level 3 or above)
                               No. and Percentage

Listening and        1,581      1,238 (78.3%)

Pinyin               1,561        895 (57.3%)

Speaking               779        561 (72.0%)

CLA                    519        425 (81.9%)
(For 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 22). Those who do not receive the results by Friday (May 23) 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 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 be available for sale in August.

     Applications for re-checking and re-marking of results will be accepted within five calendar days after the release of results - from May 23 to 27. Candidates will be informed individually of their re-checking and re-marking results by June 24.

     Those who intend to attain the LPR in future can do so through assessment and/or exemption. The next LPAT will be open for applications in early September 2014. The details will be made available through a circular memorandum. The application for exemption of this school year is still open and will close on May 30. Details are available in the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 76/2014.

Ends/Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:00


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