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DC reform meetings held

The Government held exchange meetings on the theme of improving the district governance system and reforming the District Councils (DCs) at the Central Government Offices today.   Over 80 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) and Hong Kong SAR members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were there to exchange views on improving the district governance system and supporting the District Council election.   Chief Executive John Lee noted that it is the first major citywide election after improving the district governance system and reforming the DCs, and is of particular significance.   He said it also marks the final mile for the full implementation of the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong” in the district governance structure.   The Chief Executive also noted that the election is of great significance to the good governance and the long-term st

Students' attainment rates drop

The results of the 2023 Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA) show a drop in the attainment rates of Primary 3, Primary 6 and Secondary 3 students participating in the assessment of three subjects that involve Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics.


The Education Bureau made the announcement today that it received the report submitted by the Hong Kong Examinations & Assessment Authority (HKEAA) and noted that this is the first report since the three-year suspension of the assessment.


Apart from pointing out that the drop in the attainment rates is similar to the situation of the drop in students' performance during the COVID-19 epidemic as reflected in large-scale international assessments, the bureau stated that most of the drop is within acceptable ranges.


After noting that it resumed the TSA this year, along with the resumption of whole-day face-to-face classes, it explained that the school sector generally found that the suspension of face-to-face classes during the epidemic had caused certain impacts on both the learning and development of students.


Moreover, it took time for various parties to adapt to the first assessment since the three-year suspension and therefore, it is not appropriate to draw any conclusions with reference to the assessment results this year.


Regarding the more significant drop in the Primary 6 attainment rates, the HKEAA will further study the reasons.


The TSA aims to provide objective data to help schools and the Government gauge students' attainment of basic competencies in Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics and give feedback for the planning of school-based learning and teaching, and for reviewing education policies with the information obtained.


In addition to advising schools and parents not to focus only on the assessment results, the bureau urged them to understand the various reasons behind the drop in the overall attainment rates and provide students with room to readjust to school life and rhythm.

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