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 Krungsri River hotel, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province on Thursday 1st August 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 from eight provinces; Chainat, Nakhon Nayok, Lopburi, Sing Buri, Suphan Buri, Ang Thong, Uthai Thani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.
Mr. Patana Thanakorn, Head of Testing Administration Department, gave a brief overview of O-NET in the previous year and prepare administering for O-NET academic year 2019. He reemphasized how important it is for all testing centers staff to monitor testing fields and schools to strictly follow the regulation of testing administering. The tentative schedule of O-NET for the academic year 2019 for grade 6 will be held on 1st February 2020 (test result announcement on 25th March 2019), for grade 9 will be held on 1st-2nd February 2020 (test result announcement on 26th March 2020), and for grade 12 will be held on 29th February – 1st March 2020 (test result announcement on 27th March 2020). NIETS has publicized useful information such as test blueprint, test item samples, format and numbers of items in each subject, and answer sheet sample on our website at www.niets.or.th.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and (4) call center +662-217-3800