Development of Reading Skills for Thai Grade 1 Students Through Smart Training Application Innovation

  •  Sirisuda Thanavanitchayakul    
  •  Patcharee Srichok    


This research aimed to create a smart training application innovation to develop Thai language reading skills for Thai grade 1 students, targeting an efficiency standard of 80/80. The study compared the reading abilities of Thai grade 1 students before and after using the application. These students were from the Network School of the Teacher Professional Experience Center, Faculty of Education, Loei Rajabhat University. Specifically, 13 students from Ban Na Si School were selected using purposive random sampling for the first semester of the academic year 2023. This school was intentionally selected due to its eagerness to implement this innovative approach. The study utilized two versions of the smart training application: one focused on words without tone marks and the other on consonant blend words. Four lesson plans were designed (two for each version), and a 20-question reading achievement test was administered. Through the E1/E2 value calculation and a t-test, it was deduced that the application surpassed the 80/80 efficiency standard, scoring 81.15/86.15. Furthermore, students exhibited a significant improvement in their reading skills after using the application, as evidenced by a higher post-study performance at a 0.05 significance level.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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