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Progressively Covering Full Curriculum
Constantly Enhancing Platform Functions

STAR 2.0 is an online assessment item bank, with more than 58,000 assessment items covering Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3. With a view to constantly enhancing learning and teaching effectiveness, catering for students' learning diversity as well as strengthening Assessment for Learning and assessment literacy, the platform has been upgraded since October 2020, extending the coverage progressively from Basic Competencies to Full Curriculum of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics. Apart from the relatively vast amount of reading assessment tasks for language subjects currently offered, STAR 2.0 will encompass more listening and writing assessment tasks. The assessment items of Mathematics will also cover the learning objectives of the Non-foundation Topics (applicable to Key Stage 3) by phases.

To further enhance the STAR 2.0 user experience and help interested schools to more effectively incorporate STAR 2.0 into their school-based assessments as a regular, frequently-used assessment tool, the related features will be strengthened by phases to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness. The first batch of new and enhanced features includes:

  • split screen display for reading assessment tasks for language subjects (subject to the assessment task design);
  • open-ended questions added for language subjects;
  • teachers can enter / select comments for open-ended questions; and
  • new graphical presentation of performance reports.

For details, please refer to ‘What’s new’.

 

Preset Assessment Tasks (Last updated on 30 November 2020)

To facilitate schools' and teachers' use of the STAR platform to enhance students' learning and obtain instant performance analysis during the suspension period of face-to-face classes due to the epidemic (temporarily from 23 November 2020 to Christmas Holiday), featured Preset Assessment Tasks of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics will be listed on the platform every week. Teachers can directly use these Preset Assessment Tasks or modify them on need basis, and assign them to students as online homework. For details, please refer to the video guide of Use the 'Preset Papers'.

Updated online interactive games of the three respective subjects will also be uploaded to the WLTS platform regularly from September 2020 onwards. The latest batch of 12 games were uploaded in early November. Teachers may encourage students to learn through the online interactive games at school or / and at home when planning school-based curriculum.

For enquiries on the operation of STAR 2.0 and its new and enhanced features, please refer to the 'User Guide' for related guides and videos, or contact Hong Kong Education City (HKEdCity) on 2624 1000 or info@hkedcity.net. A series of workshops, seminars and sharing sessions will be jointly organised by the Education Bureau, HKEdCity and the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. Please refer to the latest updates on the Training Calendar System and STAR 2.0 for details.

What's new

  • STAR 2.0 Preset Assessment Tasks of Mathematics (Full Curriculum)
    36 STAR 2.0 Preset Assessment Tasks of Mathematics (Full Curriculum - Primary 1 to Secondary 3) were listed respectively on the platform for teachers’ reference and use. Please CLICK HERE for more details of the tasks or refer to the video guide of Use the 'Preset Papers'.
     
  • Preset Assessment – 30 November 2020
    4, 3 and 3 featured Preset Assessment Tasks of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics were listed respectively on the platform for teachers’ reference and use. Please CLICK HERE for more details of the tasks or refer to the video guide of Use the 'Preset Papers'.
     
  • Arrangements for Extended Opening Time of 'Gainful Use of TSA 2020 Materials' Online Version
    As arrangements of school classes may be affected in the next one to two days due to inclement weather conditions, Period 2 will be extended to 16 October (Friday) for schools to adjust their participation time slots where necessary.
     
  • Latest Arrangements for 'Gainful Use of TSA 2020 Materials' Online Version (Updates on 1 September 2020)
    In light of the EDB's latest announcement on Arrangements of Resumption of Face-to-Face Classes in Phases for All Schools, and to provide further flexibility for schools participating in 'Gainful Use of TSA 2020 Materials' Online Version, starting from 3 September through 14 October, schools may arrange students to use the assessment papers in the morning or afternoon without the need to reserve assessment time slot(s) online.  Schools may also reserve time slot(s) before using the assessment papers as originally planned, enabling the HKEdCity to provide timely support. Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • Latest Updates on the Arrangements for "Gainful Use of TSA 2020 Materials" (Updates on 13 July 2020)
    Pursuant to EDB's announcement on 10 July regarding the early commencement of summer holiday for all secondary and primary schools as well as kindergartens in Hong Kong based on schools' practical needs, please CLICK HERE for the Latest Updates on the Arrangements for "Gainful Use of TSA 2020 Materials".
     
  • During the class suspension period due to the epidemic, 249 Chinese, 156 English and 154 Mathematics preset assessment papers were added for teachers' reference and use. For details, please refer to the video guide of Use the 'Preset Papers'.

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  • EDB released the revised Mathematics Education Key Learning Area Curriculum Guide (Primary 1 – Secondary 6) and the revised KS1 Mathematics curriculum in 2017. The relevant sets of Basic Competency descriptors have been updated. In response to the above revision, starting from 11 November 2019, teachers can select either Basic Competency (2017) or Basic Competency (2000) as the question coverage when adding new papers.

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