Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus and the current situation in schools, the assessment scheme  will be rescheduled; please stay tuned for further notice.

The assessment schemes aims to evaluate and compare the ability level of Secondary 3 students in general Mathematics and English proficiency, and provides the participating schools with an overview of the curriculum level and students’ competence in the two subjects among Asia Pacific schools.

We followed four principles in the design of the Assessment Scheme:

  1. The assessment is generally related to the Secondary 3 curriculum in Hong Kong. However, as an assessment for the region, the differences in the curricula in different countries/areas are considered.
  2. The assessment aims to gauge the abilities of students for the development of senior secondary education.
  3. The assessment will also seek to diagnose the weak areas of the students and help teachers to develop tailored teaching-learning strategies for individual students.
  4. The assessment is designed to adapt a standard-referenced approach for the grading of results.

The scheme targets to have secondary schools from around 10 countries or regions to join and assess over 500 students in the first batch in 2020.

Dec 2019 – Jan 2020
  • Enrolment for school participation
  • Enrolment Deadline: 31 Jan, 2020
Feb 2020
  • Assessment dates for each school are fixed
  • Assessment papers delivered to participating schools 1 week before the assessment date
Feb 2020 – Mar 2020
  • Participating schools hold local assessments with designated assessment papers
  • Completed assessment papers are collected for marking and analysis
  • Feedback on assessment collected
Apr 2020
  • Assessment report and certificates of appreciation delivered to schools
  • Release of assessment scheme finding and public report

Participating in the Assessment Scheme

Schools of a region or country join on a first come, first served basis. To enroll into the assessment scheme, schools shall fill out the online form via the link below on or before 31st January, 2020 (Fri).