Prathom 6 and Mathayom 3 students will not have to sit the Ordinary National Education Test (O-Net) for the 2020 academic year, according to the Ministry of Education.
The written letter regarding the cancellation of O-Net has been submitted to the National Institute of Educational Testing Service (Public Organisation), and was signed by Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan.
In the past, O-net was administered annually to measure students' basic knowledge in four key subjects -- mathematics, English, Thai language and general sciences.
All Prathom 6 as well as Mathayom 3 and 6 students must take the test to assess their academic proficiency.
Mr Nataphol said it was due to Covid-19 that the test was cancelled as students have not been able to study properly. Mathayom 6 students still have to sit the exam.