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Department of Education

Pok Jing (Jane) Ho

Doctoral Student

College Affiliation: Green Templeton College

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.

Her DPhil thesis examines validity in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, a large-scale, high-stakes test that informs higher education admissions decisions, using the argument-based approach to validation. In particular, her research identifies the claims made based on test scores, the validity evidence that supports or challenges such claims, and the social consequences that ensue as a result of test use.

Prior to her DPhil, she completed an M.A. in International Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University. She subsequently worked as a project officer at the Education University of Hong Kong, where she is now serving as a consultant alongside her studies.

A former secondary school teacher, Jane also holds a B.A. in English Studies (First Class Honours), a B.Ed. in English Language Education (First Class Honours), and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from Cambridge.

She is a Peer Supporter at Green Templeton College.


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.

Ho, P. J. (2015). China-Africa “cooperation” in education. International Politics, 5.


Evaluation of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination using the argument-based approach to validation

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