Territory-wide System Assessment suspended this yearLocal | 22 Feb 2021 5:50 pm
In view of the volatility of the Covid epidemic, the Territory-wide System Assessment 2021, including all speaking assessments and pen-and-paper assessments, will be suspended, the Education Bureau announced today.
The decision was made so that schools can make the most out of the remainder of the current school year to conduct face-to-face lessons, the bureau said
The bureau will collaborate with HKEAA and HKEdCity to roll out the "Gainful Use of Territory-wide System Assessment 2021 Materials" arrangement, enabling schools to gainfully use the TSA 2021 materials to inform learning and teaching and the bureau to collect system-level data to learn about the overall learning performance of students.
A spokesman of the bureau said authorities were currently finalizing the details of the arrangement this year with enhancement measures, with reference to the similar arrangement last year and views from schools.
The bureau and the HKEAA will hold face-to-face or online briefing sessions in late April to brief schools on the arrangements and participation details.