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    Tedet Exam. What is it?

    My kids went for a school test today. My wife cannot explain to me as to why it's done on a Sunday and why she was charged 150 Baht for each child. I'm somewhat confused as she says it's a government test. So why do I have to pay? And what's it got to do with the National Curriculum, as I understand it's not compulsory?

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    TEDET.ac.th

    Thailand Educational Development and Educational Tests


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    My kids went for a school test today. My wife cannot explain to me as to why it's done on a Sunday and why she was charged 150 Baht for each child. I'm somewhat confused as she says it's a government test. So why do I have to pay? And what's it got to do with the National Curriculum, as I understand it's not compulsory?
    I had a bunch of students out today to do the test...I've never heard of it either.

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    I've been to the website but it wouldn't translate to English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    I've been to the website but it wouldn't translate to English.
    I'll ask the HOD tomorrow about it during our morning bitch session.

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    The deeper ideals of an instituted National Curriculum should be highly disconcerting and scary....

    Resist such systems.
    Live your protest......if you have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    The deeper ideals of an instituted National Curriculum should be highly disconcerting and scary.... Resist such systems. Live your protest......if you have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    The deeper ideals of an instituted National Curriculum should be highly disconcerting and scary....

    Resist such systems.
    Live your protest......if you have them.
    Fuck off, Jeff

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    I have never heard of it either but the information on the website indicates it is testing only Science and Maths and is aimed at primary school level.

    There isn't much info on the website, but it does include lists of all the schools taking the test today and the names of all the students taking the tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    I have never heard of it either but the information on the website indicates it is testing only Science and Maths and is aimed at primary school level.
    Oddly enough, it was primary students that were out...thanks.

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    Some school force students to tests and have to pay 300 baht for it...I heard their parent talked about it...

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    The TEDET test is a test to measure knowledge, understanding and skills (literacy-based test).


    Trying to develop students skills to the 21st century

    TEDET.ac.th

    It may be linked to the Institute for the promotion of teaching science and technology.

    ipst.ac.th

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    Here's a link to last year's P4 maths test (pdf).

    http://tedet.ac.th/inexam/TEDET58/Ma...58_Math_G4.pdf



    And the others: P2-P6 and M1-M3:
    TEDET/exams58

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    ^ Interesting but it's in Thai and it may as well be in fucking Linear B for the all good that's going to the clueless amoeba who posted the original question.

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    He's just passing through, apparently...

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    ...or his own withered colon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passing Through
    Interesting but it's in Thai and it may as well be in fucking Linear B for the all good that's going to the clueless amoeba who posted the original question.
    So being a clever cnut, you know the answer do you?

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    What the HOD just told me is that the test is designed for M2 students who seek to go to the better science/math schools/programs in M4. We're a mathayom school so that's where her perspective is coming from.

    As there is a science/math program for the lower mathayom levels, I would imagine the test is also for prathom students wanting to enter the program.

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    Thanks for looking into it CSFFan but I'm none the wiser. And I fail to understand why a student has to pay to take the test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Thanks for looking into it CSFFan but I'm none the wiser. And I fail to understand why a student has to pay to take the test.

    Thai paradox...??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    Thanks for looking into it CSFFan but I'm none the wiser. And I fail to understand why a student has to pay to take the test.
    Most Thai universities look for students who have been in the "Science/Math" program.

    From my experience....

    Admittance to this program is a matter of GPA, being able to pass the particular school's entrance exam and the TEDET score.

    As this test is for a specific program, there is a fee associated with the test in order to help eliminate those students that while are able to meet the educational requirements are unable to meet the financial requirements of this program. Students pay extra to be in this program in most schools, the paying extra starts with the test fees.

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