Programme Information

Programme Information

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Certificate in Professional Development Programme on Assessment Literacy and Effective Use of Assessment Data

Programme Code: CWP013

Programme Code: CWP013
Mode of Study: Part-time
Duration: 5 Days
Venue: Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator: Dr Yan Zi
Programme Enquiries: 2948 7562 (Ms Woo) / 2948 8027 (Ms Wong)

Programme Aims

This programme enhances participants’ assessment literacy by critically examining the fundamental functions of educational assessments, the characteristics of effective assessment tasks, and the ways to make effective use of assessment data, in particular that of paper-and-pencil tests. It aims to build participants’ capacity for analysing and interpreting the results of assessments, and using the results to improve student learning and teaching effectiveness.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 1 course “Assessment Literacy and Effective Use of Assessment Data” (3 credit points)

Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental functions of educational assessment and the characteristics of effective assessment tasks; and
  2. Grasp the skills of analysing and interpreting assessment data, and using the evidence generated by assessments to advance student learning and teaching effectiveness.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is Cantonese, supplemented with English when necessary.

Programme Duration

The programme will be two cohorts in 2020/21. The tentatively scheduled in November 2020 and May 2021. Details are as follows:

5 Days (4 school-day and 1 Saturday’s classes)

Cohort 1 (from 24 November to 5 December 2020)

24 November 2020 (Tuesday)
25 November 2020 (Wednesday)
26 November 2020 (Thursday)
28 November 2020 (Friday)
5 December 2020 (Saturday)

Cohort 2 (from 4 May to 15 May 2021)

4 May 2021 (Tuesday)
5 May 2021 (Wednesday)
6 May 2021 (Thursday)
7 May 2021 (Friday)
15 May 2021 (Saturday)

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  1. Primary School Master/Mistress Curriculum Development (PSMCD) or Panel Chair of core subjects, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics ; and
  2. Recommended by their principals.

Remarks: Each school may have more than one teaching staff, including teachers who are teaching aforementioned core subjects, to participate but at least one of the participants should be a PSMCD or Panel Chair. Priority of admission will be given to schools with a team.


To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance requirements as stipulated by the programme.

Other Information

Participants who complete our PDPs are eligible to apply for credit transfer if they enroll in our postgraduate programmes. Their applications will be considered on an individual basis.