THE AUTHENTICITY OF READING ACTIVITIES USING BROWN’S MODEL IN 12TH GRADE ENGLISH TEXTBOOK
AbstractThe objectives of this research were: (a) to describe the authenticity of reading assessments containing in English Textbook for 12th grade by Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, and (b) to describe the appropriateness of reading assessment containing in English Textbook for 12th grade by Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture to basic of competency. This research used qualitative research method to investigate the data and content analysis for analyzing the authenticity and the appropriateness of reading assessment in the textbook to the Authenticity by Brown and basic of competency. The result of this research indicates that reading activities in English Textbook for 12th grade by Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture were not fully included in the five points of authenticity by Brown, because from 32 tasks only 25 tasks had included the requirements of Brown’s theory. Those tasks has the language as natural as possible, items are contextualized rather than isolated, topics are meaningful for the learner, some thematic organization to items is provided and real world tasks. Then not entirely appropriate with basic of written competence, because from 32 tasks only 9 tasks that appropriate to all of basic of competence, starting from the title of the material, the content of the material and the activities of the task.