I did two of the Teachers' Coucil of Thailand Tests for Teachers yesterday.
I have searched for any comments/information about these tests on the Internet and there seems to be almost nothing. I find this amazing, given the controversy that they have produced among English Language teachers in Bangkok (and elsewhere, I presume). Is there a thread about this somewhere?
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Thanks, Stamp. That is very helpful.
Same here. Took 2 tests, read every post on ajarn... No help. Tests 1 and 3 were pretty nasty and other ppl tell me 2 and 4 were awful as well.
Test 1 has an English language test which was good but the IT test was ridiculous. Questions like:
Which of the following is information?
a. 20% of students passed an exam in 2008
b. 28% of schools in Songkhla are pre-schools
c. In the 2008 elections, 28% voted for Bob, 36% for Jane, etc.
d. same as a but different numbers
e. Same as b but different numbers
We had 2 software developers and an IT teacher with an IT degree sit down and discuss the IT test. It was appalling. None of us knew the correct answers and were reduced to guessing on a majority of the questions.
Test 3 has more cohesion but it consists of the same questions over and over again. You need the full 150min to read the 40 page test and answer all the questions. One section consists of 8 Identical exercises which each have 5 questions(40 questions total). Each set consists of a one-paragraph reading followed by 5 questions that ask you what is the inependent variable, dependent variable, hypothesis, etc. They tested the exact same knowledge a total of 8 times on one test.
This is actually the first time I've had to take a terribly written test. It feels rather oppressing(HELP I'm being oppressed!). Anyway, we're compiling a study guide and seminar for only 3000Baht and we guarantee you pass or else refund your 1000Baht test fee(JUST JOKING!).
Fortunately, we sent in a ringer. We had an MScEd sit the 4 exams and if he(or she) fails, the tests are invalid. We're not going to tell them who this person is but if they fail, well you know...
Does anybody know when the test results will be available? I have a link for the TCT site where the results are (supposed to be) displayed, but I have not been able to find anyone who knows when they are due to be published.
I asked my school's Personnel Department to check the date of the publication of the results and they say it will be in "about a month" (no actual date specified).
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Yep. I understand how it could take a 'motivated and competent' person most of the morning before the lunch break to overlay an answer sheet onto the 200 odd tests that were administered and then post the results. So 1 to 3 months isn't particularly surprising....
Last edited by Hamster; 9th July 2009 at 06:59.
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....and you know that the examiners marking the test, wouldn't have even understood the questions themselves, they'd have just been given the multiple choice test marking template and gone tick tick tick.
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