The National Institute of Educational Testing Service (Public Organization) (NIETS) had the meeting for NIETS testing center representatives of grade 6 and grade 9 for O-NET academic year 2019 at the Richmond Stylish hotel, Nonthaburi province on Wednesday 31st July 2019.
The participants in the meeting were president of testing center, director, school supervisor, working group of Provincial and Local Education Office, representatives from Primary and Secondary Educational Service Area Office, Office of the Private Education Commission, working group of O-NET testing center from eighteen provinces; Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chanthaburi,Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Trat, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Prachuap Khirikhan, Prachinburi, Phetchaburi, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon and Sakaeo.
Asst.Prof. Sirida Burachat, Ph.D., the director of NIETS spoke on the standardization of O-NET which emphasized on the five standards of NIETS: they are 1) test administration standard, 2) testing personnel standard, 3) test development standard, 4) test printing standard, and 5) test report and test result standard. She emphasize how important it is for all testing centers staff to monitor testing fields and schools to strictly following the instruction in the manual and the regulation of testing administering in 2014 (B.E. 2557) in order to increase the public confidence toward the organization (transparency). NIETS also gave an opportunity to public in sharing such comments and feedbacks for improvement via four channels as followed: (1) directly line to executive (2) by post/mail (3) email: email@example.com and (4) call center +662-217-3800