Pok Jing (Jane) Ho is a doctoral student at the Department of Education, specialising in educational assessment.

She is funded by the Bei Shan Tang Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Studies.

Jane’s research explores validity evidence for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) as well as how the validation efforts have been communicated and perceived by test users. Her work uses primarily qualitative methods.

Prior to joining OUCEA, Jane completed her MA in International Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University following a four-year stint as a secondary school teacher. She also worked as a project officer at the Education University of Hong Kong, where she is now serving as a consultant alongside her studies.

She is a Peer Supporter at Green Templeton College.

Validity and validation: the case of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination


Ho, P. J. (2022). Assessing the range of cognitive processes in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE)’s English language reading literacy test. Language Testing in Asia, 12(18), 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40468-022-00167-4

Ho, P. J. (2020). For Some or for All: Vocational English for Hong Kong Secondary School Students. In C. Hong, & W. K. Ma (Eds.), Applied Degree Education and the Future of Work—Education 4.0 (pp. 87–95). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3142-2

Ho, P. J. (2015). China-Africa “cooperation” in education. International Politics, 5. https://www.iir.cz/en/china-africa-cooperation-in-education