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About Service

The STAR platform aims at providing schools with an additional assessment tool to support learning and teaching. It is a web-based online assessment platform with assessment item bank, computerised marking and reports on student performance.

System Requirements

The following are required for using the STAR platform:
1. A MAC OS or Windows PC, iOS or Android Tablet (Traditional Chinese or English version);
2. Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge;
3. WiFi or LAN Internet connection;
4. A HKEdCity teacher or student account.

 

User Accounts and Functions

Schools and users, including teachers and students, need to be members of the Hong Kong Education City (HKEdCity) to use the STAR platform. Most schools are already members of HKEdCity and as the membership will be updated at the start of each school year, schools can continue to use the existing HKEdCity accounts for the STAR platform in which no additional accounts need to be created. If the school has not yet been a HKEdCity’s school member or hasn’t updated its user accounts, please join us or visit our 'School Accounts Administration' webpage.

There are two types of users available for the STAR platform:
1. Teacher
A teacher can create, edit, save and distribute an assessment for individual students, classes or groups and receive performance reports after students completed the assessment.

A. Assessment creation
    i. Create an assessment by searching items from the assessment item pool based on:
       a. Key stage (KS);
       b. Basic Competency (BC);
       c. Task Title or Task Code;
       d. Number of items or Recommended Time for Completion.
   ii. Or use the ‘Preset Papers’ and edit the assessment details.
   iii. Assessment created can be previewed, saved and modified.
   iv. Assessment tasks or items can be bookmarked for later use.

B. Assessment distribution
   i. Assessment can be distributed to individual students, classes or groups.
   ii. The start and end date or the time for students to complete the assessment can be set.
   iii. Teacher can check the submission status and the submitted results of the assessment at any time.

C. Reports
Reports are available for teachers after students completed the assessment. Teachers can choose to view the report for all participants, a specific class, an individual student or an assessment question. For each item answered incorrectly, the report will show the possible reasons leading to that wrong answer. The reports can be exported into an Excel file for further processing by schools.

D. Documents for downloading
Writing & Speaking assessment for English and Chinese cannot be done online. Teachers can download the Writing and Speaking papers needed for reference or for conducting assessment on paper.

2. Student
Student can take the assessments prepared by one’s teacher during the assessment period.

A student report will be available showing one’s performance in each item and the overall performance after the end of the assessment period. For each item answered incorrectly, the report will show the possible reason leading to that wrong answer.

 

Useful References

1. Education Bureau (EDB)
   ● Basic Competencies Assessment (BCA): cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/eap_web/bca/index3.htm
   ● Web-based Learning and Teaching Support (WLTS): wlts.edb.hkedcity.net

2. Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA)
   ● Student Assessment: www.bca.hkeaa.edu.hk

 

What's New

  • System Update (Released on 27 November 2023)
    New and enhanced functions have been released on 27 November 2023. Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • System Update (Released on 13 July 2023)
    New and enhanced functions have been released on 13 July 2023. Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • System Update (Released on 1 March 2023)
    New and enhanced functions have been released on 1 March 2023. Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • STAR Assessment Task Catalogue of Chinese Language (Full Curriculum) - 19 September 2022
    The latest STAR Assessment Task Catalogue of Chinese Language (Key Stages 1 - 2) (Full Curriculum) were uploaded on the platform for teachers' reference and use. Please CLICK HERE for more details of the task catalogue.
     
  • STAR Assessment Task Catalogue of English Language (Full Curriculum) - 19 September 2022
    The latest STAR Assessment Task Catalogue of English Language (Key Stages 1 - 3) (Full Curriculum) were uploaded on the platform for teachers' reference and use. Please CLICK HERE for more details of the task catalogue.
     
  • STAR Preset Assessment Tasks of Mathematics (Full Curriculum) – 8 August 2022
    18 newly-developed STAR 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'.
     
  • Students Reports of 'Gainful Use of TSA 2022 Materials' STAR Online Mode have been distributed to the Assessment Administration Coordinator account (Updates on 5 Aug 2022)
    Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • System Update (Updates on 7 April 2022)
    A system update is performed on 7 April 2022. Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • STAR 2.0 Assessment Task Catalogue of Chinese Language (Full Curriculum) - 28 March 2022
    The latest STAR 2.0 Assessment Task Catalogue of Chinese Language (Key Stages 1 - 3) (Full Curriculum) were uploaded on the platform for teachers' reference and use. Please CLICK HERE for more details of the task catalogue.
     
  • STAR 2.0 Assessment Task Catalogue of English Language (Full Curriculum) - 7 March 2022
    The latest STAR 2.0 Assessment Task Catalogue of English Language (Key Stages 1 - 3) (Full Curriculum) were uploaded on the platform for teachers' reference and use. Please CLICK HERE for more details of the task catalogue.
     
  • Preset Assessment - 7 March 2022
    For this week, STAR platform has recently listed 9 respective featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Chinese Language and English Language and 18 featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Mathematics 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 - 28 February 2022
    For this week, STAR platform has recently listed 9 respective featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Chinese Language and English Language and 18 featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Mathematics 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 - 21 February 2022
    For this week, STAR platform has recently listed 9 respective featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Chinese Language and English Language and 18 featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Mathematics 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'.
     
  • STAR 2.0 Preset Assessment Tasks of Mathematics (Full Curriculum) – 14 February 2022
    18 newly-developed 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 - 14 February 2022
    For this week, STAR platform has recently listed 9 respective featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Chinese Language and English Language and 18 featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Mathematics 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 - 7 February 2022
    For this week, STAR platform has recently listed 9 respective featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Chinese Language and English Language and 18 featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Mathematics 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 - 24 January 2022
    Schools will be having holidays for Lunar New Year, STAR platform has listed respectively 9 featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Chinese Language and English Language and 18 featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 – KS3) of Mathematics 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 - 17 January 2022
    Schools will be having holidays for Lunar New Year, STAR platform has listed respectively 6 featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 and KS2) of Chinese Language and English Language and 12 featured Preset Assessment Tasks (KS1 and KS2) of Mathematics 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'.
     
  • Schools are welcome to trial part of the up and coming new functions of STAR 2.2 (Updates on 2 December 2021)
    The trial version of part of the new functions of STAR 2.2 has been provided since 2 December 2021. Schools are welcome to trial. Please CLICK HERE for details.