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 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 2.0 for details.