The Ministry of Education Game

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

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