Poor results at half all primary schools
SUPINDA NA MAHACHAI
THE NATION September 19, 2012 1:00 am
Well over half of the 28,000 schools nationwide failed to achieve the average score in every subject of the O-Net (Ordinary National Educational Test) for Prathom 6 (Grade 6), according the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec).
Students at 28,290 schools took the test. Scores at 16,294 schools were lower than the overall average of 49.36, while the remaining 11,995 schools reached average or higher-than-average scores, Obec secretary general Chinnapat Bhumirat said yesterday.
More than half of the schools - 18,681 - failed to pass the average English test score of 38.37. Only 9,609 schools posted higher-than-average scores for English.
For maths, 15,448 schools failed to reach the average score of 52.40. The science test average was 40.82, but 17,076 schools failed to achieve it. Average scores for Thai language were 50.04, and 16,290 schools fell below that mark, Chinnapat said.
For social science, 16,432 schools fell below the average of 52.22. In health and physical education, 14,780 schools scored lower than the 58.87 average. In art, 16,169 schools dropped below the 46.75 average, while technology saw 15,478 schools register a score below the 55.38 average, he said.
Chinnapat said an analysis of the scores gave useful information for budget management and teacher development. It would enable Obec to tailor its budgets to suit each school and educational area office. The 10 offices with the lowest O-Net scores will have to create plans to improve student performance, while those with the highest scores, including top-scoring Kalasin Primary Educational Service Area Office 1, will reveal how they improved students' results.
At an end-of-month meeting Obec will propose changes to criteria for judging teachers. Teachers at schools with average O-Net scores higher than 70 percentile will be judged on their students' performance and no longer be required to present extensive evidence of classroom work. Obec will have them train other teachers, Chinnapat said.
Poor results at half all primary schools - The Nation
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As its a race to do the least (IMO) in most thai institutions its no wonder.
Is that a deliberate mistake?Reap what you sew...
Nongkhai Province jumped 38 places in the standings this year up to 4th place. How did they do it? Well the strategy was to encourage every government official in every school to simply walk out and allow the students to cheat. In every school I know this happened. Government officials walked out top eat their complimentary Somtam with the encouraging words of you can help each other read the questions. My school benefitted to the tune of English average O.net scores of 78% at least 30% higfher than I was predicting. We were invited to a meeting last week where Nongkhai education spent a good hour talking about how they were going to show off their trophy for 4th place. The cheating was rife all over the province. Now though they are really fucked as The tecahing council wants to know how they did it.
Okay; this thread is just another brick in the wall of ripping the Thai educational system a new one!
Oh please; tell me something I don't know; tell me something everyone doesn't know already.
Most of us have free reign in our classes; the challenge is to find a way to make it better, no?
So quit these inane bashing threads and get down to what YOU think will work. Show results! Show it can be done!
IME, it can be, but, very big but; there is no magic bullet. One by one, little by little, there is a way.
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You can show results all you like but no one listens. Incidentally Nongkhai' policy was to make everyone do a standardised test from P1-M3 this week. We have sent the P6 paper back because 24 of the questions out of 40 have spelling, grammar or are just plain wrong mistakes. Q1 please _______ the right A. turn off, B. turn on c. Open or D. close. We have also send our edited version to The Teacher Council in Bangkok.
(1) To determine professional standards, issue and revoke licenses, supervise and monitor the compliance with the professional standards and code of ethics, including professional development.
(2) To determine professional development plans and policies.
(3) To coordinate the promotion of education and research relating to the practice of the profession.
Don't really care where it goes, it'll vanished anywhere but it did make me feel better.
Point taken but this is an informal chat site not a province wide exam given to all schools to justify Nongkhai' improvement in their O.Net scores. This was easily the most error ridden exam I've ever seen and would have taken a native speaker less than 10 minutes to improve about 1000%