February 05, 2017 01:00 By The Sunday Nation AN ELECTRONIC bank of past O-NET (Ordinary National Educational Test) exam papers and answers in all subjects is to be created so students and teachers can access them for practice. “This will be a true education reform measure that can boost students’ O-NET scores visibly in five years,” Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin said yesterday, adding that the idea would also be developed into a smartphone application in future. He said the Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) had been instructed to create the E-Testing Bank. Teerakiat was speaking as he and Samphan Phanphruk, director of the National Institute of Educational Testing Service (NIETS), along with Obec executives inspected an O-NET exam site at Bangkok’s Rachawinij (Elementary) School. He praised NIETS for best preparing the exams so that students, each given a different exam paper version from those sitting next to them, could not cheat and said this could be a model for government recruitment exams. This was also the first year that Prathom 6 pupils must take the 20-per-cent subjective essay test in Thai language, which is designed to assess if pupils can write answers and read for main ideas, Teerakiat said. He added that the ratio would rise to 30 per cent in future. This year, NIETS trained 2,000 teachers to check the essay test answer sheets, he added. Read the full article here: Students to be given access to electronic bank of past exam What a BS! For ages you can buy books at the stationery shops with bundles of previous tests. Okay, okay, they go back for 2 years. Also, all schools have access to the ONET tests of M3 of previous years.