Developed by the EDB, the STAR platform provides quality online assessment materials covering Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3. Teachers can make use of the STAR platform, which hosts more than 57 000 assessment items, to create assessment tasks for individual students or classes, instantly obtain the performance of participating students, as well as providing students with timely and quality feedback to enhance learning and plan for follow-up action by making reference to the EDB Web-based Learning and Teaching Support (WLTS) platform. The assessment items are set according to the Basic Competencies (BC) of each Key Stage of learning, and the platform supports tablets, notebooks and desktop computers.
Enhanced Preset Assessment Tasks
Since February 2020 at when the COVID-19 pandemic has started, the Preset Assessment Tasks of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics for Key Stages 1 – 3 have been uploaded onto the STAR platform regularly. To broaden the diversity of learning and assessment resources, while the Preset Assessment Tasks of Chinese Language and English Language will further cover writing, listening and speaking aspects, updated online interactive games covering Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics will also be uploaded to the WLTS platform on a regular basis from September 2020 and onwards. Teachers can directly use the Preset Assessment Items / Tasks when planning school-based curriculum, or modify them on need basis and assign them to students via the STAR platform, or encourage students to undergo learning in school or/and at home.