A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY ON THE 11TH GRADE STUDENTS’ LISTENING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT BY USING NEWS FROM VOA AT SMAN 4 JEMBER IN THE 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
Suryani Sulistya Rahayu
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The research was conducted on December 12th, 2013 at SMAN 4 Jember. The respondents were determined by using cluster random sampling by lottery. The researcher determined class XI IPA 4 which consists of 37 students as the respondents randomly by lottery. The data collection method used was listening comprehension test as the primary data, the interview and the documentation as the secondary data. The data was analyzed statistically by percentage formula. The result of the listening comprehension test was 86, 49% of the students comprehend the listening material in the form of news from VOA. It showed that their abilities in comprehending the listening material in the form of news from VOA were excellent. In details, the students’ abilities in finding the general information on the news from VOA were 81, 76 %. It showed that their abilities in finding the general information on the news from VOA were good. The students’ abilities in finding the specific information on the news from VOA were 87, 67 %. It showed that their abilities in finding the specific information on the news from VOA were excellent. Based on the results, it could be concluded that the 11th grade students listening comprehension achievement by using news from VOA at SMAN 4 Jember in the 2013/2014 academic year were excellent.