THE EFFECTS OF USING SQP2RS TECHNIQUE ON THE GRADE XI STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT AT SMAN 1 SRONO BANYUWANGI IN THE 2009/ 2010 ACADEMIC YEAR
La’aliy Af Ida
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Reading is one of the important skills in order to get some information from different types of material and for different purposes in English learning. In teaching reading, the teacher should apply the appropriate technique in the reading class that helps the students get the message or the information from the text. Therefore, applying SQP2RS technique as one of the teaching techniques can help the students to comprehend the reading materials. This research was conducted to investigate the effect of using SQP2RS technique on the grade XI students’ reading comprehension achievement at SMAN 1 Srono in the 2009/2010 academic year. The population of this research were the grade XI students of SMAN 1 Srono in the 2009/2010 academic year. The research respondents were determined by cluster random sampling through a lottery. The total number of the respondents was 84 students, consisted of 41 students of grade XI IPA 1 as the experimental group taught by using SQP2RS technique that was done in pairs, while the control group consisted of 43 students of grade XI IPA 3 taught by lecturing and question-answer method. The primary data of this research were collected from the students’ scores of reading comprehension test, while the supporting data were gained through interview and documentation. The primary data were collected from the post test to make comparison between the two groups after treatment, and analyzed by using t-test formula. Based on the calculation, the mean score of the experimental group was higher that that of the mean score of the control group (72.19 > 66.98). The result of the t-test analysis with significant level of 5% was higher than that of the t-table (2.54 > 2.00). It means that the null hypothesis was rejected, thus the alternative hypothesis stating that there is a significant effect of using SQP2RS technique on the grade XI students’ reading comprehension achievement at SMAN 1 Srono in the 2009/2010 academic year was accepted. It indicated that there was a significant mean difference between the experimental group and the control group. The research results proved that there was a significant effect of using SQP2RS technique on the grade XI students’ reading comprehension achievement at SMAN 1 Srono in the 2009/2010 academic year. Therefore, it is recommended for the English teacher to use SQP2RS technique as an alternative technique in teaching reading comprehension and the students can practice their ability in comprehending the reading materials by using SQP2RS technique to improve their reading comprehension achievement. And the research results are hopefully useful as a consideration to give information for other researchers to conduct further research.