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Release of results of Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers
     Candidates of the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) 2017, held in January, will receive result notices by mail from the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority tomorrow (May 26).

     A total of 1 471 candidates sat for the English Language papers while 1 954 sat for the Putonghua papers. The results are as follows:

English Language papers:
  Number of Candidates Candidates Meeting the LPR*
(Level 3 or Above)
No. and Percentage
Reading 932 793 (85.09%)
Writing 1 070 414 (38.69%)
Listening 869 718 (82.62%)
Speaking 980 543 (55.41%)
Classroom Language
Assessment (CLA)
(For teachers only)
332 323 (97.29%)

Putonghua papers:
  Number of Candidates Candidates Meeting the LPR*
(Level 3 or Above)
No. and Percentage
Listening and Recognition 1 439 860 (59.76%)
Pinyin 1 276 704 (55.17%)
Speaking 599 460 (76.79%)
(For teachers only)
462 404 (87.45%)

* LPR = Language Proficiency Requirement

     Candidates who have not received the results by Saturday (May 27) 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 (www.hkeaa.edu.hk) and the Education Bureau (www.edb.gov.hk) 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 on or before June 1. Candidates will be informed individually of their appeal results by June 29.

     Those who intend to attain the LPR in the 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 2017 and November 2017 respectively. The details will be made available through Education Bureau circular memoranda in the 2017/18 school year.
Ends/Thursday, May 25, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:00
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