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Teachers to help write exams
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:03:42 PM »
Teachers will be invited to help develop questions for the Ordinary National Education Test and the National Test examinations.
Education Minister Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech said all 50,000 teachers nationwide would be offered the opportunity to create questions in their subjects for Onet and NT exams.

"The test developers should be those who really teach the students, not just a group of around 50 selected academics that we have at present," he said.

Questions from teachers will be chosen by a panel, and prizes will be offered to teachers whose questions are selected, he said.

"I want to push the idea this year as I have only one year left in office," the minister said.

The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) and National Institute of Educational Testing Service (Niets) will consider the idea of teacher submissions further.

Former Niets director Uthumporn Jamornman agreed teachers should have a chance to participate in test development, but it would be a hard task for those working on the selection panel as several thousand questions were likely to flood in.

She said Obec used to select a group of 15-20 teachers to co-develop the Onet exam, but only 23% of their questions were practical.

The rest were either too easy or intended to test students' memory based on the content of textbooks.

Niets is responsible for the Onet exam, while Obec is responsible for the National Test.

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