Hong Kong Centre for International Student Assessment is affiliated to The Chinese University of Hong Kong and was established in 2003. The Research Centre aims to facilitate the creation of an effective global assessment and monitoring system in Hong Kong and to establish a rich database, which can inform education stakeholders of youths’ readiness to participate in further study, work, and community affairs. The main objective of the research center is to include Hong Kong as the international student assessment projects, to promote collaboration among international agencies and to illuminate quality and equality issues in the context of local schooling.
Hong Kong Centre for International Student Assessment has made a concerted effort to support the educational development in the Asia-Pacific region. Inorder to promote the collaboration with international organizations, the members of the research center have actively participated in various academic research activities conducted by OECD, UNESCO and World Bank. Since 2000, Hong Kong has participated in PISA study. The research team of Hong Kong Centre for International Student Assessment has facilitated the initiation of PISA project in Macao and Shanghai in 2003 and 2006 respectively by providing professional advice and support. The Research team also participated in Network for Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific Region to support the development of education quality monitoring systems in Asia-Pacific regions.
The researchers like Ho SC has recently published his work on Career and life planning: Home, school and community collaboration. Dr. Ho along with Dr. KW Kim has done their research in Construction and Validation of the Career and Educational Decision Self- Efficacy Inventory for Secondary Students. There were researchers from this institute who have written books. One of the book namely In Search of Equal and Excellent Basic Education in Hong Kong: Results from International Studies was written by Dr. Ho SC.