Progressively Covering Full Curriculum
Persistently Enhancing Platform Features
STAR is an online assessment item bank with more than 65 000 assessment items covering the subjects of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics from Primary 1 to Secondary 3. With a view to enhancing learning and teaching effectiveness, catering for students' learning diversity as well as strengthening Assessment for Learning and assessment literacy in an on-going manner, the coverage of the platform has been extended progressively from Basic Competencies to Full Curriculum of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics since October 2020. Apart from the relatively vast amount of reading assessment tasks for language subjects currently offered, more listening, speaking and writing assessment tasks are encompassed. The assessment items of Mathematics in parallel covers the learning objectives of the Non-foundation Topics for Secondary 1 to 3 in phases.
To facilitate schools using STAR as a school-based assessment tool, an array of platform features is added and strengthened continuously. Details are as follows:
- Basic Platform Features
e.g. split screen display for tasks, supporting listening assessments conducted through centralised / class-based broadcast, uploading / downloading attachments (including audio files), saving and downloading answers input by students as text files (applicable to teachers)
- Covering more Question Formats and Types of Assessment Items
e.g. open-ended questions, integrated tasks (applicable to English Language)
- Assisting Teachers in Marking Open-ended Questions
e.g. selecting default comments or entering tailor-made comments, adding rating functions (applicable to Reading, Listening and Speaking assessment tasks of Chinese Language)
- Enhancing Presentation of Reports
e.g. graphical presentation of reports
- Providing more Information about Assessment Tasks for Reference
e.g. the overall correct percentage of assessment items in a specific time period
For details, please refer to
- System update (6 October, 2020)
- System update (21 April, 2021)
- System update (2 December, 2021)
- System update (1 March, 2023)
Preset Assessment Tasks and Assessment Task Catalogues (Last updated on 7 March 2022)
To facilitate schools' and teachers' use of the STAR platform to enhance students' learning and obtain instant performance analysis, featured Preset Assessment Tasks and Assessment Task Catalogues of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics are uploaded to the STAR platform regularly. According to the school-based curriculum or teaching schedule, teachers can select appropriate assessment tasks or directly use these Preset Assessment Tasks, 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. As in the end of August 2021, 83 updated online interactive games have been uploaded to the WLTS platform. Teachers may encourage students to learn through the online interactive games at school or / and at home when planning school-based curriculum. Please CLICK HERE for more details of the games.
For enquiries on the operation of STAR 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 email@example.com. 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 for details.