3 research outputs found

    Analysis of Authenticity of Teachers' Made Assessment and Its Contribution to Students' English Achievement (a Study in Junior High Schools in Buleleng Regency)

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    This research aimed at analyzing the authenticity of teacher's made assessment and its contribution to students' English achievement. 35 Junior High School English teachers in Buleleng Regency were used as the subjects in this research. Data collection methods employed were document study, questionnaire, and interview to answer the research questions quantitatively and qualitatively. The findings demonstrated that teachers' made assessments have sufficient authenticity level of planning, have high authenticity level of assessment implementation as perceived by teachers, have sufficient authenticity level of assessment implementation as perceived by students, and is considered as having high level on the students' English achievement after being assessed with teachers' made assessment. The findingsalso showed that only assessment implementation as perceived by studentsand simultaneous predictors gave significant contribution to students' English achievement. Assessment planning and assessment implementation as perceived by teachers did not show significant contribution because there was found inconsistent finding between what teachers planned with what teachers have implemented. This study has positive contribution to the importance of considering the authenticity of assessment in teaching English as a foreign language

    A Comparative Study on the Effect of Cooperative Learning Techniques (Nht & Tps) on Students\u27 Reading Comprehension Viewed From Different Text Types

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    The present study aimed at comparing the effect of two cooperative learning techniques, namely, Numbered Heads Together (NHT) and Think-Pair-Share (TPS) viewed from different text types (narrative, spoof, and hortatory exposition) on students\u27 reading comprehension. The research design used in this study was Post-test Only Comparison Group Design. The samples were two classes of the eleventh grade students at SMA Negeri 2 Singaraja. After the treatment sessions, post-test was administered to obtain the data. The data obtained from the post-test were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. From the analyses, it was found that there was a significant difference between the effect of those techniques. There was an interaction between the techniques and the text types. NHT affected better than TPS although in spoof and hortatory exposition texts the differences were not significant. This study has the implication to EFL pedagogy especially in the teaching of reading skill