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Details of 'Gainful Use of TSA 2022 Materials' STAR Online Mode (Updates on 23 May 2022)

For details of the overall arrangements of ‘Gainful Use of TSA 2022 Materials’, please refer to EDB's 'Assessment for Learning' webpage.

Schools opting for ‘Gainful Use of TSA 2022 Materials’ STAR Online Mode can refer to the following information about the arrangements and support.

 

About STAR Online Mode

  • STAR Online Mode is applicable to all subjects and sub-papers (except for the Writing sub-paper of language subjects);
  • Students’ submitted answers will be marked by the STAR platform automatically;
  • Schools can view students’ real-time submission status. Schools can also obtain feedback on early August, while students can view their individual report;
  • Schools may use the centralised broadcasting feature for the whole level / class to take the listening assessment(s) simultaneously in the language subject(s). Please click here for more details of the centralised broadcasting.
  • This year, Primary 6 and Secondary 3 Chinese Language Listening Papers will have versions specially designed for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, so that schools can arrange their NCS students to participate more easily, and those papers will also be distributed according to the information submitted by schools to HKEAA.

Flow of STAR Online Mode

1. Preparation before the assessment

A. Submit reply slip and participation details

  • On the HKEAA’s online form, select the desired dates, mode and subjects of assessment materials.

B. Confirm Assessment Administration Coordinator details

  • Assessment Administration Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the participation arrangement within the school and sharing reports to the related teachers. Please click here to confirm the Assessment Administration Coordinator’s EdCity teacher account details.

C. Check accounts and equipment

  • School Administrators should update their teacher and student account information through EdCity’s ‘School Accounts Administration System’, and distribute the account information to the teachers and students;
  • Check the school’s WiFi network and corresponding equipment (e.g. computers / tablets / students’ BYOD devices / audio system for centralised broadcasting / computers are equipped with an input method suitable for students).

D. Conduct trial assessment

E. Check assessment materials

  • The system will directly distribute the assessment materials to the teacher and student accounts;
  • Starting from 13 July 2022, teachers can log in to the STAR platform to verify if the assessment materials are properly distributed according to the name of the assessment materials and the information of students;
  • Note: Teachers can only preview content of the assessment materials from 8:00 am onwards on the assessment day.

Please click the following link to view the user guide of checking assessment materials.

Flow - user guide (pdf) 

2. Arrangements on the assessment day

A. Preview content of the assessment materials

  • From 8:00 am onwards on the assessment day, teachers can log in to the STAR platform to preview content of the assessment materials.

B. Students do the assessments

  • During the time slot in the lesson arranged by the teacher, students can log in to the STAR platform, go to the ‘Assessment resources 2022’ tab page, locate and access the assigned assessment materials by its name, and click ‘Attempt’ to start the assessment;
  • If your school intends to carry out listening assessments by centralised broadcasting, teachers can use the paper preview function to play the audio files in lesson. Please click here for details.

C. View students’ submission status

  • Teachers can view students’ real-time submission status (including number of answered questions, students’ answers and submission time) in the ‘Quick Report’, so as to avoid situations such as when a student submits an unfinished assessment by mistake;
  • In case of mistaken submission by a student (e.g. when a student has clicked the ‘submit’ button by mistake before finishing the assessment), teachers can reset the submission status on the day of assessment for the student to continue with the assessment. Please notify the HKEAA if such arrangements have been made. Please note: this function can only be applied on the day of the assessment (till 6:00 pm).

Please click the following link to view the user guide of arrangements on the assessment day.

Flow - user guide (pdf) 

 

3. Student Reports

A. View student reports

  • Assessment Administration Coordinator can view ‘student report’ from 5 August 2022;
  • When the Assessment Administration Coordinator has received the reports, students can also view their ‘individual report’.

B. Share student reports

  • The Assessment Administration Coordinator can share reports with teachers within the school if needed. Please refer to the video guide of Share Papers for more details

Support for Participating Schools

EdCity provides participating schools with the following support regarding the ‘Gainful Use of TSA 2022 Materials’ STAR Online Mode:

1. Trial Arrangement

EdCity has provided schools with the trial assessment materials with a view to familiarising teachers and students with the operation of the STAR platform, types of items and the centralised broadcasting. Teachers can log in to the STAR platform by using teacher accounts to distribute the trial assessment materials to students. Please click the following links to view the user guide.

Trial assessment materials - user guide (pdf) 

Trial assessment materials - user guide (video) 
 

2. Review of Briefing Sessions

With a view to facilitating schools’ understanding on the details of the ‘Gainful Use of TSA 2022 Materials’, the EDB, HKEAA and EdCity organised briefing sessions in May. Please click the following links to review the briefing sessions:

Intorduction to the arrangements for GU2022  (Chinese version only)

The latest development of the STAR platform  (Chinese version only)

Operational arrangements of the STAR Online Version of GU 2022  (Chinese version only)

Assessment Feedback for GU 2022 and the latest development  (Chinese version only)

 

3. 'STAR Workshops'

EdCity is organising ‘STAR Workshops’ for teachers to learn how to use the STAR platform, as well as reinforcing the knowledge of assessment literacy. Details of the online workshops are as follows:

A. Regular online workshops     

Date

Time

19 May 2022 (Thu)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

27 May 2022 (Fri)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

2 June 2022 (Thu)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

10 June 2022 (Fri)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

17 June 2022 (Fri)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

24 June 2022 (Fri)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

30 June 2022 (Thu)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

8 July 2022 (Fri)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

15 July 2022 (Fri)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

B. Workshops for Individual Schools
     Workshops can be arranged according to the needs of individual school.

Please click here to register.


Enquiries

General Enquiry on the ‘Gainful Use of TSA 2022 Materials’:
Service Hotline of the HKEAA
Tel.: 3628 8181 (primary schools) / 3628 8191 (secondary schools)

Enquiry on the operation of STAR Platform and technical support:
Service Hotline of EdCity
Tel.: 2624 1000

Enquiry on general policy on assessment:
Ms Cassia YU, Assistant Secretary of the EDB
Tel.: 3165 1197

 

 

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