Examining the Factor Structure of the Standardized Achievement Test for Thai Learners
Objectives : To examine factor structure of standardized achievement test for Thai
learners developed by the authors.
Methods : In this study, a new standard test which is a standardized achievement test
for Thai learners was developed for measures learning abilities of Thai students.
This study aimed to examine factorial validity of the test using confirmatory factor
analysis with multitrait-multimethod model. The participants were 375 Thai students
grade 1-6 in Chiangmai and Bangkok.
Results : According to confirmatory factor analysis and modified model by specifying
additional latent variables using multitrait-multimethod model, the results supported six
factors model of academic achievement consisted of reading, writing, mathematics,
basic academic skill academic comprehension and academic fluency (χ2= 91.382
df = 32, χ2/df = 2.856, RMSEA = .070, SRMR = .017 and CFI = .988)
Conclusion : The results indicate that the standardized achievement test for Thai
learners has good factorial structure which can be used for evaluating cognitive abilities
that related to learning disabilities.
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