AN ANALYSIS OF DIFFICULTY LEVEL AND DISCRIMINATION INDEX OF ENGLISH TEST ITEMS IN UN

FITRIANI, FITRIANI (2007) AN ANALYSIS OF DIFFICULTY LEVEL AND DISCRIMINATION INDEX OF ENGLISH TEST ITEMS IN UN. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Evaluation and measurement play important role in helping educators cope with their environment of teaching and learning program. Evaluation involves judging the value of or worth of a pupil, of an instructional method or of an educational program. To make valid judgment, an evaluator needs to do measurement through test. As an important measuring instrument, the test of UN should have high quality and be able to give reliable and accurate measurement result. The quality of a test can be identified by knowing the difficulty level and the discrimination index of the test. The purpose of the study was to investigate the difficulty level and the discrimination index of English test items in UN 2005/2006 which was readministered to the third grade students of MA AlHuda Wajak, Malang. The descriptive design was used as no treatment given to the sample. In this study, the population was all the third students (110) of MA AlHuda. The sample was taken by using cluster random sampling that was natural science class. The procedure of collecting the data was using the English test items in UN 2005/2006. The research was done by using some steps as follows: 1) administering the test using test of UN 2005/2006: 2) collecting all students answer sheets; 3) scoring all students answer; 4) arranging the answer sheets to sequence high to low score; 5) dividing the students into two equal groups, upper and lower scoring group; 6) analyzing the test items. The result of analyzing the data was in the form of descriptive statistics by using the formula of difficulty level and discrimination index. The result of this study showed that the average value of difficulty level was 0.43 (moderate) and the average value of discrimination index were 0.23 (poor). It means that test items did not fulfill Azwar’s criteria of a good test that a test should have difficulty level at around 0.50 and discrimination index at 0.30 up to 1.00. In other words, the English test item of UN 2005/2006 was less qualified.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Zainul Afandi
Date Deposited: 31 May 2012 07:15
Last Modified: 31 May 2012 07:15
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/6291

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