Assessment for Learning

  • Assignments
Purposes of Assignments
  • To help students construct knowledge and deepen their understanding of the concepts they have learnt and the connections between the subject knowledge;
  • To assess students’ development in knowledge, skills, attitudes and values;
  • To offer students opportunities of applying knowledge and skills that they have learnt;
  • To help students understand their own learning progress and areas for improvement, and reflect on their own learning; and
  • To provide useful information to improve and advance students’ learning.
Characteristics of Assignments

In order to cater for learner diversity, assignments are designed in a diversified and layered manner. Types of assignments include preview, consolidation exercise, application, extended and challenging questions. Apart from written assignments, students can display their work through oral presentations, group discussions, role-plays, project studies, videos and model production.

  • Assessment
Purposes of Assessment
  • To help students understand learning objectives and personal learning progress;
  • To help students realize their strengths and weaknesses in learning, find out the learning needs and ways to advance learning;
  • To provide effective feedback and suggestions for advancement;
  • To evaluate learning objectives, curriculum design, teaching strategies and learning activities so as to enhance learning effectiveness and self-regulated learning, basing on students’ needs in learning; and
  • To help parents understand their children’s learning progress so that they can help them advance in learning and set reasonable expectations.
Characteristics of Assessment
  • Summative Assessment

At the end of each learning unit, semester and school year, students’ learning outcomes and achievements are assessed and collected.

Questions in test papers are layered in their design, including basic questions and challenge questions, to cater for individual differences in learning and abilities and encourage students to challenge difficult questions. Assessment of Science in junior forms includes experiment assessment to test students’ ability to individually make use of acquired knowledge to carry out problem-solving experiments.

  • Progressive Assessment

Assessment is integrated into learning and teaching to help students understand the content and objectives of learning. It also provides evidence for teachers to give effective feedback so as to advance students’ learning. In our classroom activities, we promote self-evaluation and peer evaluation to enhance students’ reflection and adjustment of personal learning goals and strategies.