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Results of Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers released
     A total of 1 482 candidates sat for the English Language papers in the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) 2018 in February while 2 118 sat for the Putonghua papers.
     The results of the assessment are as follows:
English Language papers:
   Number of Candidates

Candidates Meeting the LPR*
(Level 3 or above)
No. and Percentage
Reading 919 773 (84.1%)
Writing 1 063 457 (43.0%)
Listening 878 671 (76.4%)
Speaking 955 550 (57.6%)
Classroom Language
Assessment (CLA)
(For teachers only)
340 325 (95.6%)
Putonghua papers:
  Number of Candidates

Candidates Meeting the LPR
(Level 3 or above)
No. and Percentage
Listening and Recognition 1 524 1 191 (78.1%)
Pinyin 1 423 980 (68.9%)
Speaking 705 587 (83.3%)
(For teachers only)
504 442 (87.7%)
* LPR = Language Proficiency Requirement
     The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has sent the results notices to candidates by post. They are expected to reach the candidates tomorrow (May 25). Those who have not received the results by Saturday (May 26) 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 May 30. Candidates will be informed individually of their appeal results by June 28.
     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 2018 and November 2018 respectively. The details will be made available through Education Bureau circular memoranda in the 2018/19 school year.
Ends/Thursday, May 24, 2018
Issued at HKT 14:30
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