A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY ON THE SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT ON DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AT SDN KARANGREJO 3 JEMBER IN THE 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR
Reading is the important factor that can support the process of mastering other language skills and improving knowledge. By reading students will be able to gain information from the written text. Considering the importance of reading stated above, researcher as the English teacher of the sixth grade students of SDN Karangrejo 3 Jember in the 2011/2012 academic year, initiated to conduct a descriptive research in order to get more detailed information from the students about their comprehension achievement in reading, particularly on descriptive text. The research respondents were determined by cluster random sampling method through a lottery, because there are one superior class and two regular classes. The researcher took the respondent from the two regular classes who got similar capability, and 6B was students who got chosen. The total numbers of the respondents were 26 students. The primary data of this research were collected from the students’ scores of reading comprehension test, while the supporting data were gained through documentation. The primary data were collected from the post test to have detail comprehension achievement of the students, and analyzed it by using Independent sample T-Test (SPSS).