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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

  • 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.
     
  • STAR 2.0 Assessment Task Catalogue of Chinese Language (Full Curriculum) - 11 August 2021
    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) - 12 July 2021
    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.
     
  • Students Reports of 'Gainful Use of TSA 2021 Materials' STAR Online Mode will be distributed to the Assessment Administration Coordinator as scheduled (Updates on 28 June 2021) 
    Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • STAR 2.0 Preset Assessment Tasks of Mathematics (Full Curriculum) – 28 June 2021
    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'.
     
  • STAR 2.0 Preset Assessment Tasks of Mathematics (Full Curriculum) – 21 June 2021
    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'.
     
  • Details of 'Gainful Use of TSA 2021 Materials' STAR Online Mode (Updates on 14 May 2021) 
    Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • Presentation slides of the 'Gainful Use of Territory-wide System Assessment 2021 Materials' briefing session (Updates on 6 May 2021)
    Please CLICK HERE to view the presentation slides of the briefing session.
     
  • Arrangement for the 'Gainful Use of Territory-wide System Assessment 2021 Materials' (Updates on 26 April 2021)
    Please CLICK HERE for details and complete the Reply Slip at Annex 3 "Briefing Sessions of the “Gainful Use of TSA 2021 Materials” Arrangement" and return it to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority for arrangement.
     
  • STAR 2.1 is launched (Updates on 21 April 2021)
    The STAR platform is updated to 2.1 on 21 April 2021. More new functions are released. Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • User Guide Update (Updates on 23 February 2021)
    To better support teachers using STAR 2.0, the User Guide is updated on 23 February 2021 with more demo videos. Please CLICK HERE for details .
     
  • Preset Assessment – 16 February 2021
    9, 9 and 9 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'.
     
  • System Update (Updates on 8 February 2021)
    To improve the user experience of the STAR platform, a system update is performed on 8 February 2021. Please CLICK HERE for more details.
     
  • Preset Assessment – 8 February 2021
    9, 9 and 9 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'.
     
  • Preset Assessment – 1 February 2021
    12, 9 and 9 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'.
     
  • Preset Assessment – 25 January 2021
    12, 9 and 9 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'.
     
  • STAR 2.0 Assessment Task Catalogue of English Language (Full Curriculum) - 18 January 2021
    The 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.
     
  • STAR 2.0 Assessment Task Catalogue of Chinese Language (Full Curriculum) - 7 January 2021
    The 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 Preset Assessment Tasks of Mathematics (Full Curriculum) – 7 December 2020
    36 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'.
     
  • STAR 2.0 Preset Assessment Tasks of Mathematics (Full Curriculum) – 1 December 2020
    36 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'.
     
  • The launch of STAR 2.0 to progressively cover full curriculum (Updates on 6 October 2020)
    The STAR platform is upgraded to 2.0 on 6 October 2020. STAR 2.0 will progressively extend the coverage from Basic Competencies to full curriculum of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics, with new and enhanced features added by phases. Please CLICK HERE for details.
     
  • 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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