The Ministry of Education Game
There are many different criteria that can be used to evaluate education, and often improving one criterion may lead to a decrease in another. In this game there are 9 criteria that are used. As Minister of Education, in aiming to improve English education in Thailand, you may value certain criteria more highly than others. You therefore need to be familiar with the criteria and choose projects which will influence your favoured criteria. Here are the criteria. (TH)
|Criterion||Ideal score||Thailand's current score||Rationale|
|Overall education quality||100||51||Based on data from the World Economic Forum, a high number shows better education quality. Thailand’s score of 51 means it is the 78th ranked country in the world|
|English First EPI score||100||45||A high number shows that general English proficiency in Thailand is good (numbers under 48 indicate Very Low proficiency)|
|Average TOEFL iBT score||120||76||A high number shows that the average Thai scores highly on the TOEFL iBT test. Thailand’s score of 76 means that it is the 115th ranked country in the world|
|ONET M6 average score for English||100||28||A high number shows that the average Thai scores highly on the ONET English section|
|ONET M6 average score for English from Bangkok||100||38||A high number shows that the average Bangkokian scores highly on the ONET English section|
|ONET M6 average score for English from upcountry||100||26||A high number shows that the average upcountry student scores highly on the ONET English section|
|Level of equality in education comparing Bangkok and upcountry||100||68||A number close to 100 shows that there is no difference in quality between Bangkok and upcountry schools|
|Level of equality in education comparing the top 200 schools and the bottom 200 schools||100||40||A number close to 100 shows that there is no difference in quality between the best and worst schools|
|Secondary school enrollment rate (%)||100||78||A 100% enrollment rate means that all children in the age group attend school. Thailand’s score of 78 means it is the 94th ranked country in the world|
You can come back to this page from any other page by clicking on the 'Criteria’ tab at the top of the page, so you don't need to remember everything.
There are 6 different types of project available. You can choose projects from different types, more than one project from a single type, or even spend all of your money on one project. The key factor is that you are limited by the amount of money available (2,000 million plus any money you take from the subsidy budget).
Click on Show button next to the six types of projects to see all possible projects, then click the View Subsidy Budget button at the bottom of the screen.
Teacher training projects
* For teacher training projects, you can choose one project. For a project, you need to choose length of training, who is trained, and who does the training; after that the cost of the training will be shown.
|6 - 5,000 Million baht|
Projects employing foreign teachers
||820 - 1,300 Million baht|
Projects changing the education system
||350 - 1,700 Million baht|
Projects changing the national exams
||100 - 250 Million baht|
Projects providing non-formal support for English learning
||40 - 400 Million baht|
Projects addressing underperforming schools
||50 - 100 Million baht|
If you find that your 2,000 million baht discretionary budget is insufficient for the projects you wish to implement, you can shift money from the existing subsidiary budget. There are 5 categories in the subsidy budget.
|Reduce subsidy for instruction||1,000 Million baht|
|Reduce subsidy for textbooks||500 Million baht|
|Reduce subsidy for equipment||500 Million baht|
|Reduce subsidy for uniform||500 Million baht|
|Reduce subsidy for activities||500 Million baht|
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