Science and biology assessment in Hong Kong: Progress and developments

May Hung May CHENG, Wing Ming Francis CHEUNG

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A paper was published in JBE in 2001 which examined the background of the education reform launched in 2000 in Hong Kong, and reviewed existing practices as well as beliefs in science and biology assessment among secondary teachers in Hong Kong. The direction of the reform was to take the emphasis away from public examinations as the sole evaluation of student learning, and encourage alternative forms of assessment. After two years of effort from the project team, changes in teachers' practices and beliefs about science and biology assessment are observed. Having described the progress and development made, this paper charts out future directions for teacher development. Copyright © 2010 Royal Society of Biology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
JournalJournal of Biological Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


Cheng, M. H., & Cheung, W. M. F. (2010). Science and biology assessment in Hong Kong: Progress and developments. Journal of Biological Education, 40(1), 11-16.


  • Assessment
  • Teaching and learning
  • Student work
  • Teacher development


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