Educational evaluation in Hong Kong: Status and challenges

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This paper provides a brief overview of current educational evaluation measures and related issues in Hong Kong. The foci of measures for discussion are quality assurance mechanisms especially school self-evaluation (SSE) and external school review (ESR), and Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA). Three questions are posed for discussion: (a) How can we promote coherence among educational reform (highlighting students' whole-person development) and educational supervision and evaluation policies (stressing academic performances) in both rhetoric and practice (b) How can we promote a systematic linkage between centralized systems (ESR, SSE, BCA/TSA) and localized systems (teacher evaluation) so as to drive school improvement/effectiveness and teacher development/effectiveness (c) How can we help relieve teachers' workload and anxieties linked with educational evaluation and foster a shared community of educational evaluation among government agencies, SSB/SMC/IMC and teachers. Copyright © 2009 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducational evaluation in East Asia: Emerging issues and challenges
EditorsSamuel S. PENG, John Chi-Kin LEE
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781617283857
ISBN (Print)9781606928875
Publication statusPublished - 2009


Lee, J. C.-K. (2009). Educational evaluation in Hong Kong: Status and challenges. In S. S. Peng & J. C. K. Lee (Eds.), Educational evaluation in East Asia: Emerging issues and challenges (pp. 61-71). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.


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