To be launched in the first quarter of 2020, Hong Kong Junior Secondary Assessment in Core Subjects is an assessment test that aims at assessing the performance of Chinese, English, and Mathematics of Secondary Three students in Hong Kong. Performance of students of the same grade will be compared and analysed.

Since the education reform for Hong Kong’s education system, the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations was abandoned in 2012. Students and parents have breathed a sigh of relief, but the entire secondary school learning process has lost the only objective territory-wide indicator of student progress. The entire secondary school learning effectiveness can no longer be accurately evaluated until the DSE results are released, which is already too late to implement any remedy.

In view of this, Beacon has gone a step further by establishing Assessment International (Hong Kong) Limited led by Dr. Luo Guanzhong.  An exclusive evaluation and assessment tool was developed to provide professional assessments on Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics for Secondary 1-3 students so that schools and their teachers can compare their students’ academic levels against their counterparts in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Designed for Secondary 3 Students

Subjects:

English Language and Mathematics.

Chinese Language (To be determined)

English Assessment

The English Assessment includes three papers, and there is no break between each paper. A comprehensive school report which summarizes both quantitative and qualitative assessments will be provided to the school. Each participating student will also receive his/her assessment report with personalized recommendations. Either English or Chinese version of assessment papers shall be provided.

The details of these three papers are summarized as follows:

Reading Writing Language Form and Meaning
Time Allowed 30 minutes 30 minutes 20 minutes
Question Format 30 multiple choice questions

(choose one of four items)

1 writing task

(approximately 120 words)

20 multiple choice questions

(choose one of four items)

Assessment Competency General

Vocabulary

Syntactic

Textual

Grammatical

Organisational

Textual

Syntactic

Grading

(Level 1 to 5)

An overall assessment level and an assessment level for each competency

Mathematics Assessment

The Mathematics Assessment has one paper with three sections. The total number of questions is 40, and the time allowed is 65 minutes. A comprehensive school report which summarizes both quantitative and qualitative assessments will be provided to the school. Each participating student will also receive his/her assessment report with personalized recommendations. Language can be either English or Chinese.

The details of these three sections are summarized as follows:

Descriptions
Section A 20 Multiple Choice Questions (2 points each)

Each question in this section has four items. Students should choose only one answer.

Section B 15 Short Questions (2 points each)

Each question in this section requires short answer(s). No mark for steps or methods.

Section C 5 Long Questions (6 points each)

Each question in this section requires steps, methods and answers. Partial marks may be given for steps, methods, or answers.

Assessment Strands and Topics Number and Algebra:

Arithmetic

Algebra

Measures, Shape and Space

Geometry

Coordinate Geometry

Trigonometry

Data Handling

Statistics

Probability

Grading Criteria

(Level 1 to 5)

An overall assessment level and an assessment level for each competency

If you would like to receive more information on the assessment services by us, please send an email to: gz.luo@assessint.com