Item Analysis of English Mid Term Test for the Seventh Grade Students of SMP N 1 Mayong Jepara in Odd Semester Academic Year 2012/2013

Sa’adah, Nailis (2013) Item Analysis of English Mid Term Test for the Seventh Grade Students of SMP N 1 Mayong Jepara in Odd Semester Academic Year 2012/2013. Skripsi Sarjana thesis, Universitas Muria Kudus.

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Evaluation is a common term in education. Evaluation of students’ achievement is a major aspect of teachers ‘job. In Indonesia, teaching English as a subject in a school cannot also be separated from evaluation process. So, many tests are given to the students in order to achieve those purposes not only daily assessment but also some tests like midterm test or final test in the end of the semester. However, teachers usually have a bad habit in materials a test; they make the test, administer it and then take the result of the test based on certain rules. When those works are completed, teachers often think that their works are done. It is common if they do not care of the test which they have administered. If teachers pay attention to the test, they have administered before and they revise the test for the next year, they will not have to make a new test, of course when the materials and objectives of the test items they have used in classes. In revising the test, teachers need to know how to analyze the test items. And for the students, they can measure their ability in mastering the materials. The objective of the research in general is to find out how good the test item of English mid term test for the seventh grade students in even semester academic year 2012/2013. Then the objectives specified into to find out the value of the difficulty level, discrimination power, validity and reliability of the test. Descriptive quantitative research is used to solve or answering the problem faced now by collecting, classifying and analyzing or processing data, making conclusion and report. And the aim of this research is to find out how good is test item in English mid term test of the seventh grade students of SMP N 1 Mayong Jepara in odd semester academic year 2012/2013. From the finding of the research, the mean of difficulty level is 0.69. So, the English mid term test items are classified as moderate in term of their difficulty level. Then the discrimination power is 0.13, it means that the test items are categorized as poor items. And the mean of validity level is 0.285, means that the test is valid. However, this test is reliable; with the coefficient of reliability of the whole test item is 0.587. Based on the finding, the writer suggests that the test constructors should know about the characteristics of a good language test, especially procedure of determining difficulty levels and discrimination power. And the items that can still be used should be revised, so for the future the items can use again. Finally, the writer conclude that the items in the English mid term test for the seventh grade students of SMP N 1 Mayong Jepara is moderate because it could still be used as an instrument of evaluation with some revisions in the term of difficulty level, discrimination power, validity and reliability.

Tipe dokumen: Skripsi (Skripsi Sarjana)
Additional Information: PEMBIMBING I= Nuraeningsih, S. Pd., M. Pd. PEMBIMBING II=Drs. Suprihadi, M.Pd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Key Words: difficulty level, discrimination power, validity and reliability.
Subjects: Bahasa dan sastra > Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan & Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Ririn Mela Safitri
Tanggal Deposit: 08 Oct 2013 06:34
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2013 06:34
URI: http://eprints.umk.ac.id/id/eprint/1711

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