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Thai students score less than half by average in ONET exam

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Mathayomsueksa 6 students have scored less than 50 out of 100 marks by average for all subjects in ONET (Ordinary National Education Test) examination for 2017 educational year.

The average scores for each subject is as follows: 49.25 marks for Thai language subject; 34.70 marks for social science, religious and cultural affairs subject; 28.31 for English; 24.53 for mathematics and 29.37 for science.

Mr Samphan Panpruek, director of The National Institute of Educational Testing Service, said Monday that the students’ average performance in Thai and English languages last educational year was better than a year earlier although the average score for all subjects was less than half the 100-mark score.

He insisted that the quizzes that were used in the ONET examination were within the curriculum and that the test was up to the standard.

Regarding the leak of English subject test in Line application of a group of students, he said that The National Institute of Educational Testing Service board resolved at a meeting on March 22 to not announce the result of the test of the student group as their act was deemed as a violation of the test regulations.

Mr Samphan suggested all secondary schools to analyze the information regarding ONET examination of their students sent to them by the National Education Test Institute in comparison with the test performance of other schools of similar size so that they could use the information to make improvement of education in their own schools.


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