Wednesday, 18 December 2013


Instrument is used to assess the students' level. In developing an instrument, we need to :

  • Determine what to measure through review of relevant theory and existing measures
  • Develop item pool
  • Choose question and response formats
  • Obtain expert feedback on item pool
  • Collect data from test sample
  • Evaluate items statistically

HERE, we include the instructions on how to come up with a good instrument based on respective student's level.

Instrument must be constructed based on the Dokument Standard Prestasi, so that we can cope with the respective band to assess the student's understanding on certain topic that supposed to be covered in the syllabus; for example for Form 2 student.

Click HERE to download the DSP for all the respective form.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013


The rationales laid down by the SBA Consultancy Team (2005) for implementing SBA are as follows:
  • to continuously assess students in a pressure-free environment;
  • to reduce reliance on ‘one-off’ public oral examination;
  • to improve the reliability of oral English assessment;
  • to reflect the standard and ability of students;
  • to foster teaching and learning;
  • to promote students’ leisure reading and listening;
  • to reinforce learners’ autonomy and independent learning;
  • to facilitate “learning how to learn” by carrying out peer reviews and writing after a model in the assessment tasks and trainings;
  • to inform prospective employers and universities the level of students; and
  • to make Hong Kong’s examination system in line with the international model so that ‘assessment for learning’ is achieved;[3] and
  • to empower teachers to make part of the assessment mechanism (p. 50) (LPATE, 2005).[4]

SBA as Transformation In Educational Assessment

 These are the preview of the presentation of 'SBA as Transformation in Educational Assessment'

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