Students’ Performance in PISA and the Adequacy of Teaching and Learning

  • Precharn Dechsri


The Thai education system can be categorised into three types: formal education, non-formal education, and informal education. Based on the National Education Act (B.E.2545), formal education is divided into basic education and higher education with nine years of compulsory education and twelve years of free education as shown in Table 1 (Mullis et al., 2012).


Student Performance Educational Resource School Type School Region OECD Average 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Precharn Dechsri
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  1. 1.Chemical Educator and Measurement on Science and MathematicsThe Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST)US

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