The National Institute of Educational Testing Service (Public Organization) hosted a meeting on Friday 20th July 2018, concerning O-NET examination of 2018 academic year at Empress Chiang Mai Hotel. More than 27 testing centers both primary and secondary educational levels, participated in the program which consist of Director and representatives from their offices.
Associate Professor Dr. Samphan Phanpruk, the director of NIETS, presided over the meetings and spoke on the standardization of O-NET. He emphasized on strictly enforcing rules and regulations as well as conducting oneself according to the manual of administering national examination to prevent any controversy of testing administration. Following the instruction in the manual would increase the public confidence toward the organization (transparency), and standard should be held the same throughout all testing centers especially, performing of invigilate staffs which NIETS also sent representatives to in each testing centers for supervising in testing administering. In addition, NIETS publicized the analysis result of examination quality in order to can take O-NET score to improve and to develop the method of testing and learning as well as educational quality assurance by presenting score report to related agencies to be useful information for improvement in each educational service area.
Mr. Patana Thanakorn, Head of Testing Administration Department, gave an overview of last year administration of O-NET and the result implementation was satisfied. He reemphasized all staff administering the test is to strictly follow the rule and regulation in the manual. Schools and educational institutes should recheck graduating student names of each academic year before sending completed list to NIETS on deadline date 31 August 2018.
In the meeting, Dr.Warunee Liewwiwatchai, Deputy Director, also announced the plan of O-NET for the academic year 2018. The schedule of O-NET test period for primary school and secondary school will be on 1 July – 30 September 2018 in preparing testing center for more information, please visits our website at www.niets.or.th