A Study on the Efficiency of TNI Japanese Language Ability Test

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Penkhae PRACHONPACHANUK

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The main purpose of this research was to study the efficiency of the 2009 TNI Japanese Ability Test. In the study, 200 students or 80% of the 250 population were drown for the study, using simple random technique. Research instrument was the 2009 Japanese Language Ability Test which was divided into 3 sections: Reading and Grammar, Kanji and Vocabulary and Listening. Data analysis was made by many statistical methods: difficulty, discrimination, reliability and validity. It was found in the study that the validity of the test was usable. In addition, it was found that the difficulty, discrimination, reliability and validity were acceptable and usable. It was shown that the 2009 TNI Japanese Ability Test was a well qualified and efficiency Test.

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Penkhae PRACHONPACHANUK, College of General Education and Languages, Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology

The main purpose of this research was to study the efficiency of the 2009 TNI Japanese Ability Test. In the study, 200 students or 80% of the 250 population were drown for the study, using simple random technique. Research instrument was the 2009 Japanese Language Ability Test which was divided into 3 sections: Reading and Grammar, Kanji and Vocabulary and Listening. Data analysis was made by many statistical methods: difficulty, discrimination, reliability and validity. It was found in the study that the validity of the test was usable. In addition, it was found that the difficulty, discrimination, reliability and validity were acceptable and usable. It was shown that the 2009 TNI Japanese Ability Test was a well qualified and efficiency Test.

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