A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TEACHER-MADE ENGLISH SCHOOL FINAL EXAM OF NINTH GRADERS OF SMP N 17 SEMARANG AND SMP KESATRIAN 2 SEMARANG ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014

Caisar Alvin Adi Nugroho, 2201410127 (2015) A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TEACHER-MADE ENGLISH SCHOOL FINAL EXAM OF NINTH GRADERS OF SMP N 17 SEMARANG AND SMP KESATRIAN 2 SEMARANG ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014. Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    Constructing good language test items is a difficult task. It requires more effort, energy and time, even though the test was made by more than one teacher. There are many competencies that should be fulfilled by a good teacher. One of that is the ability to design or construct a good test. By conducting this study, the writer wanted to find out the quality of the English school final exam for the ninth graders made by teachers in SMP N 17 Semarang and SMP Kesatrian 2 Semarang. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of tests in term of (1) the validity, (2) the reliability, (3) the item facility, and (4) the item discrimination power. The method used in this study was comparative quantitative research. The data were taken from the English school final exam of SMP N 1 and SMP Kesatrian 2 which was administered to the ninth graders students. The writer took 30 students from each school for a sample. From the result of the data analysis of validity of the test, It can be concluded that both tests were valid in the term of content validity. However, the both test were not valid in the term of criterion validity. In term of reliability, the both test were reliable. From the result of item facility, both test were classified in to an easy test. In the analysis of item discriminating power, the English school final exam of SMP N 17 had satisfactory discrimination. Meanwhile, SMP Kesatrian 2 had poor discrimination. After consulting the Gronlund’s criteria, SMP N 17 has 9 items which still can be used and 14 items which still can be used with several revisions.Meanwhile, SMP Kesatrian 2 has 1 item which still can be used and 4 items which still can be used with several revisions From the result of the analysis, it was found that the quality of both tests were not good enough. However, the English school final exam of SMP N 17 was better than SMP Kesatrian 2. Based on the findind above, the writer suggested to the teachers to prepare the test items long before it is administered. They should know the characteristic of a good set of test items which includes validity, reliability, item facility, and item discrimination. From the item classification, the items which still can be used should be saved and revised if the teachers want to use it in another test.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Item Analysis, Validity, Reliability, Item Facility, Item Discrimination Power, English School Final Exam.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: sumarsono mahasiswa unnes
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 21:36
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 21:36

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