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Article: Views from the chalkface: English language school-based assessment in Hong Kong

TitleViews from the chalkface: English language school-based assessment in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsLinguistics
Issue Date2007
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.leaonline.com/loi/laq
Citation
Language Assessment Quarterly, 2007, v. 4 n. 1, p. 37-68 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has recently moved from norm-referenced to standards-referenced assessment, including the incorporation of a substantial school-based summative oral assessment component into the compulsory English language subject in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE). Starting in Form 4, teachers now assess their own students' oral English language competencies through a range of classroom-embedded activities over 2 years (SBA Consultancy Team, 2005). This high-profile assessment initiative marks a significant shift in policy as well as in practice for the HKEAA. Although school-based assessment (SBA) is in line with the Education and Manpower Bureau's general move to align assessment with curriculum reforms, in the early stage of implementation the reforms raised a number of concerns in the wider school community, including sociocultural, technical, and practical concerns. This article first describes the specific content and structure of the HKCEE English Language SBA component. It then reports on the result of the initial analysis of teachers' and students' responses to the initiative in the first stage of its implementation, including the perceived benefits for learning and teaching. The article concludes with a brief overview of how this initial analysis led to the development of a number of subsequent research studies aimed at monitoring and developing teacher knowledge and skills and evaluating more systematically the impact of the reform on teachers, students, and schools in Hong Kong.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57428
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.976
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.065

 

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dc.contributor.authorDavison, Cen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-12T01:36:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-12T01:36:30Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLanguage Assessment Quarterly, 2007, v. 4 n. 1, p. 37-68en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1543-4303en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57428-
dc.description.abstractThe Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has recently moved from norm-referenced to standards-referenced assessment, including the incorporation of a substantial school-based summative oral assessment component into the compulsory English language subject in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE). Starting in Form 4, teachers now assess their own students' oral English language competencies through a range of classroom-embedded activities over 2 years (SBA Consultancy Team, 2005). This high-profile assessment initiative marks a significant shift in policy as well as in practice for the HKEAA. Although school-based assessment (SBA) is in line with the Education and Manpower Bureau's general move to align assessment with curriculum reforms, in the early stage of implementation the reforms raised a number of concerns in the wider school community, including sociocultural, technical, and practical concerns. This article first describes the specific content and structure of the HKCEE English Language SBA component. It then reports on the result of the initial analysis of teachers' and students' responses to the initiative in the first stage of its implementation, including the perceived benefits for learning and teaching. The article concludes with a brief overview of how this initial analysis led to the development of a number of subsequent research studies aimed at monitoring and developing teacher knowledge and skills and evaluating more systematically the impact of the reform on teachers, students, and schools in Hong Kong.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.leaonline.com/loi/laqen_HK
dc.rightsLanguage Assessment Quarterly. Copyright © Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe article is accepted for publication in Language Assessment Quarterly. Readers must contact LEA for permission to reprint or use the material in any form.en_HK
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_HK
dc.titleViews from the chalkface: English language school-based assessment in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1543-4303&volume=4&issue=1&spage=37&epage=68&date=2007&atitle=Views+from+the+chalkface:+English+language+school-based+assessment+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailDavison, C: cdavison@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15434300701348359en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros127965-

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