2017 Science Assessment Test

2017 Science Assessment Test (Application Deadline: 1 April 2017) (*Admission form has been sent to the teacher-in-charge by email)

2017 Science Assessment Test (Secondary 2 and 3)




The purpose of the test is to assess the science process skills of students at secondary 2 and 3 levels in Hong Kong and in nearby regions, and to provide feedback to schools on the strengths and weaknesses of students in the test for the improvement of science teaching and learning.


Assessment Objectives:

The test aims at testing participants’ science process skills, which include observing, classifying, measuring, planning and designing, inferring and predicting, and communicating.


Secondary 2 and 3 students


29 April 2017 (Sat)


Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Session 2: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

*Admission form has been sent to the teacher-in-charge by email


Buddhist Kok Kwong Secondary School (Sha Kok Estate, Shatin)

佛教覺光法師中學 (沙田沙角邨)

Paper Language:

Bilingual (中英對照)

Enrollment Fee:

HK$50 per student



(PROJECTS專題項目> Science Assessment Test科學評核測驗)

Application Deadline:

1 April 2017 (Sat)

Release of Results:

4 July 2017 (Tue)

Test Content:

The test is based on the knowledge and skills acquired by S1 and S2 students as outlined in Science Curriculum Guide (S1-3) published by the Curriculum Development Council of the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. However, participants are not required to recall facts and knowledge from the curriculum.


Some questions in the test are set on unfamiliar situations. For such questions, sufficient information will be provided to participants so that they should be able to know what the questions are expected of and can apply their skills in tackling the problems.


Test Specifications:

(1)  Test duration:

1 hour (~35 minutes for the multiple-choice questions; ~25 minutes for the short-response questions)

(2)  Test paper:

24 multiple-choice questions; 2 short-response questions



Certificate and Brief Report for Student:

l  A certificate will be issued to the student indicating the award he/she has achieved. There will be five levels of award namely, Diamond (highest), Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participation. Participants who are able to demonstrate a fundamental mastery of the science process skills will be awarded a Bronze Award, while the best 5% will be awarded a Diamond Award. An expert panel of the HKASME will decide, based on the performance of the participants, the cut-off marks for the Gold and Silver Awards.


l  A brief report will be given to the student indicating his/her answer, the correct key and the overall correct percentage for each M.C. question.


Question Paper and Report for Teacher Coordinator:

l  The teacher coordinator will receive the question papers with the MC keys and the marks for all of his/her students.


l  For school that presented 30 students or above for the test, the teacher coordinator will receive a school-based report analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of his/her students.


l  A dissemination seminar will be held on 6 July 2017 (Thu) to share the findings and students’ performance in the test. It is restricted to the teacher coordinators.


School-based Option:

For school that has 30 students or above enrolled in the test, the teacher coordinator can conduct the test in his/her own school between 29 April and 10 May 2017. The school should assign a person to collect the question papers and materials from our office before the test, and return all of them to us immediately after the test for our marking purpose.



Please complete the attached enrollment EXCEL file and return it by email to project@hkasme.org; and send a crossed cheque payable to "HKASME LTD" with the appropriate total amount (HK$50 per student) by post to the address below.


Attn:        Miss Michelle TANG / Mr. Golden WONG

                Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education

Rm 114, 1/F, Po On Court, 1 Po On Road, Shum Shui Po, Kowloon

(Re: 2017 Science Assessment Test)



Please contact Miss Michelle TANG or Mr. Golden WONG at 2333 7602 or email project@hkasme.org for any enquiries.




1. 2017 Science Assessment Test Details (Latest Version)  


2. 2017 Science Assessment Test Student Enrollment (Excel File)  


3. 2016 Science Assessment Test Sample Questions (Pdf File)


4. 2017 Science Assessment Test - Full Report (Pdf File)


5. 2017 Science Assessment Test - Dissemination Seminar Presentation PowerPoint (Pdf File)


6. 2017 Professional Learning Community on Science Assessment Workshop (Pdf File)