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Release of results of Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers

     The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) today (May 26) posted to candidates their results notices for the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) 2016.

     A total of 1 524 candidates sat for the English Language papers in the LPAT 2016 in January while 2 040 sat for the Putonghua papers.

     The results of the LPAT 2016 are as follows:

English Language papers:

              Number of Candidates   Candidates Meeting the LPR*
                                     (Level 3 or above)
                                     No. and Percentage
Reading               941            820 (87.14%)
Writing              1 072           535 (49.91%)
Listening             897            759 (84.62%)
Speaking              974            530 (54.41%)
Classroom Language    312            301 (96.47%)
Assessment (CLA)
(For teachers only)

Putonghua papers:
               Number of Candidates  Candidates Meeting the LPR
                                          (Level 3 or above)
                                          No. and Percentage
Listening and Recognition  1 384             462 (33.38%)
Pinyin                     1 302             718 (55.15%)
Speaking                    631              468 (74.17%)
CLA                         559             466 (83.36%)
(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 27).  Those who have not received the results by Saturday (May 28) 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 July.

     Applications for re-checking of results will be accepted within five days after the release of results - from May 28 to June 1. Candidates will be informed individually of their appeal results by June 30.

     Those who intend to attain the LPR in future can do so through assessment and/or exemption. The next calls for applications to sit for LPAT and for applications for exemption will be made in September 2016 and November 2016 respectively. The details will be made available through Education Bureau circular memoranda in the 2016/17 school year.

Ends/Thursday, May 26, 2016
Issued at HKT 20:38


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