Assessment trends in Hong Kong: Seeking to establish formative assessment in an examination culture

Rita Shuk Yin BERRY

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Abstract

Hong Kong is traditionally an examination-oriented culture, a legacy of its Confucian heritage. Since the 1990s, the Hong Kong government has shown its determination to make a change to this deep-rooted examination-oriented culture with assessment for learning highlighted as an important aspect in the reform agenda. Although many initiatives have been put in place, the government has not seen many changes in the assessment practices in schools. This paper discusses the difficulties faced when seeking to establish formative assessment in an examination culture. Copyright © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-211
JournalAssessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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Berry, R. (2011). Assessment trends in Hong Kong: Seeking to establish formative assessment in an examination culture. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 18(2), 199-211.

Keywords

  • Assessment reform
  • Assessment for learning; policy
  • Culture
  • Education systems