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CWP013 - Certificate in PDP on Assessment Literacy and Effective Use of Assessment Data
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Certificate in PDP on Assessment Literacy and Effective Use of Assessment Data
Programme Code CWP013
Mode of Study Part-time
Duration 5 Full Days
Venue Tai Po Campus
Programme Leader Prof Yan Zi
Programme Enquiries Ms Natalie Cheung 2948 8026
Ms Vannesa Wong 2948 8027

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:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental functions of educational assessment and the characteristics of effective assessment tasks; and
  • 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 mainly Chinese (Cantonese) and will be supplemented by English where appropriate.

Programme Duration

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 21 to 24 November (Tuesday to Friday) and 1 December 2023 (Friday)
2 7 to 10 May (Tuesday to Friday)  and 17 May 2024 (Friday)

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  • Primary School Master/Mistress Curriculum Development (PSMCD) or Panel Chair of core subjects, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics; and
  • 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.


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

Probity Requirements: Other than the application fee, applicants are not required to pay any additional fees during the application process. In addition, please be reminded not to offer any advantage to EdUHK staff and/or any person involving admissions at EdUHK in connection with your application. Otherwise, your action may violate Hong Kong's Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).

In the event of inconsistency between information in English and Chinese version or where an interpretation of the programme content is required, the decision of the University shall be final.

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