Concluding comments on the benchmarking (LPATE) project: Strengths, weaknesses and constraints

Peter FALVEY, David CONIAM

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Abstract

This chapter, in two parts, makes connections between and draws conclusions from the range of perspectives and lessons learnt from the exhaustive description and analysis of the LPATE initiative throughout the book. Part I begins with a brief summary of the ground covered in Sections I–IV. A useful timeline for this process from April 1996 to March 2000 (when the second administration of the LPATE took place) is provided by Urmston in Chap. 12, Fig. 12.1. Part II, which is grouped under the four main headings of Constraints, Weaknesses, Strengths and Conclusion, assesses the effectiveness of the LPATE within the context of educational reform and the specific socio-political context of Hong Kong in transition from British to Chinese control. The main findings, issues and lessons to be learned that arose throughout the 20 years of the LPATE are discussed. Copyright © 2018 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-stakes testing: The impact of the LPATE on English language teachers in Hong Kong
EditorsDavid CONIAM, Peter FALVEY
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages399-416
ISBN (Electronic)9789811063589
ISBN (Print)9789811063572
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Falvey, P., & Coniam, D. (2018). Concluding comments on the benchmarking (LPATE) project: Strengths, weaknesses and constraints. In D. Coniam & P. Falvey (Eds.), High-stakes testing: The impact of the LPATE on English language teachers in Hong Kong (pp. 399-416). Singapore: Springer.

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