Basic Competencies are the essential knowledge and skills acquired by students in relation to the learning targets and objectives set out in the curriculum for each key stage. The Basic Competencies represent just part of the curriculum requirement.
The Basic Competency Assessment has two components, namely, the Student Assessment and the Territory-wide System Assessment. They cover the three subjects of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics.
The Student Assessment is a web-based assessment resource bank. It provides schools with an assessment tool featuring a greater variety. Teachers can conduct this assessment according to their student needs and learning progress. The assessment can be flexibly used with other assessment tools at schools so that the effectiveness of student learning would be further enhanced. The features of the Student Assessment include:
1. Web-based central assessment item bank;
2. Online assessments; and
3. Computer marking and instant reports on students¡¦performance
Based on the online assessment results and their knowledge about the students, teachers can provide appropriate follow-ups to enhance student learning. Teachers may obtain more information about the service and get access to it from the website https://www.bca.hkeaa.edu.hk/bca/login.do?_language=en&_country=US
The Territory-wide System Assessment is an assessment administered at the territory level. It facilitates assessment for learning by providing schools with objective data on students in the three subjects of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics. The Territory-wide System Assessment reports and school reports provide information about students¡¦ strengths and weaknesses against specific Basic Competencies. They help schools and teachers to enhance their plans on learning and teaching. The territory-wide data also help the Government to provide focused support to schools. Further information about the Territory-wide System Assessment can be obtained from the website http://www.bca.hkeaa.edu.hk/web/TSA/en/Introduction.html.
To enhance learning and teaching effectiveness, the Education Bureau also provides Web-based Learning and Teaching Support (http://wlts.edb.hkedcity.net/en/home/index.html) for schools according to assessment results and analysis of SA and TSA.