National Institute of Educational Testing Service (NIETS)
On the afternoon of 3rd January 2019, after Wissanu Krea-ngam, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, declared that the election was likely to be delayed to an unspecified date due to the announcement of the Coronation, a ranting hashtag on Twitter, #เลื่อนแม่มึงดิ (Luen Mae Mueng Di: Delayed Again, You Mother***), soared to No. 1 in Thailand as Thai high school students expressed their outrage. The hashtag even reached the global top 10 for a while.
The Ordinary National Education Test (ONET) results this year are as disappointing as in previous years. Almost as disappointing as the wilful ignorance that produced the tests and the sadly misinformed comments on them in the media. Let us take the Prathom 6 English test as an example. For kids who have in all likelihood been taking multiple-choice tests since pre-kindergarten, it starts by helpfully showing them how to answer this kind of question: ‘Directions: Choose the correct answer. ‘Example ‘Item 0: Which province is in the south of Thailand?
“F” for the explanations of ridiculous O-NET questions This year’s ridiculous O-NET exam questions caused much kerfuffle which had the executives of the National Institute of Educational Testing Service (NIETS) come out to give their yearly explanation for their ridiculous exam questions.