A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY OF THE GRADE XI STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT TAUGHT BY USING INFERENCING STRATEGY AT SMA N PASIRIAN, LUMAJANG
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This research was conducted to describe the grade XI students‟ reading comprehension achievement taught by using inferencing strategy at SMA N Pasirian. The research problem of this research was “How is the Grade XI Students‟ Reading Comprehension Achievement Taught by UsingInferencing Strategy at SMANPasirian? In this research, the research respondents were determined by proportional random sampling by lottery. The total number of the respondents was 241 students. There were seven classes of the grade XI in the school. It consisted of IPA class and IPS class. There were three classes of IPA. Each class consisted of 32 up to 36 students. Further, there were four classes of IPS. Each class consisted of 34 up to 35 students. The primary data of this research were collected from the students‟ scores of reading comprehension test. The primary data were collected from the reading test, and analyzed the result by using Ali‟s formula. Based on the result of the data analysis and discussion, the grade XI students of SMA N Pasirian showed that there were 5 students who got “excellent category”, that is the score between 80-100. Then, There were only 24 students who got “good category”, that is the score between 70-79. According to the score classification, there were 5 students who got “fair category”, that was the score between 60-69 and there was only 1 student who got the score 52 or “poor”. Based on the result above, most of the grade XI students at SMA N Pasirian had enough ability in reading comprehension after being taught by using inferencing strategy and it was suggested for the English teacher at SMA N Pasirian to give more practice of reading by using inferencing strategy.