THE TEST ITEM ANALYSIS AS COGNITIVE-APPRAISAL PERFORMANCE TOWARDS X IPS 1 AT SMA PGRI 2 KAJEN
Keywords: Test item analysis, English Mid-term test, Cognitive-appraisal performance
AbstractIn teaching–learning process, one of many ways to measure students’ mastering ability is by doing a test. Educational institutions in Indonesia usually hold a mid-term test once in each semester. As a way to measure students’ ability in mastering the materials, it is necessary to construct a good item test which include three scope of mastery (generic structure, social function and linguistic features). This research was aimed to describe the result of test item analysis as basic competence statement and to discover X IPS 1 students’ cognitive achievement on English test using descriptive qualitative method. The researcher took an English mid-term test for the tenth graders and the answer sheets from class of X IPS 1 at SMA PGRI 2 Kajen as the data. The data were processed by observation, double-checking and analyzed using the validity instruments. The results of this study showed : (1) The item test analysis of English mid-term test as basic competence statement are valid. All of the item tests are match with the indicator/basic competencies and the cognitive level. (2) In indicator 3.1 which represented in questions number 11 -15, the questions are too simple for senior high school students. (3) After observing the students’ answer sheets, there are no generic structure aspect in the questions which represented for indicator 3.1 and most of the students are lack in mastering the linguistic features aspect. (4) For indicator 3.2, most of the students are lack in mastering both generic structure and linguistic features aspects.