A STUDY ON LITERAL READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS Composed to Fulfill One of the Requirements to Obtain S1 Degree at the English Education Program, Langua The Faculty of Teacher Training and Education UMMU BAROROTUL HASANAH ENGLISH EDUCATION PROGRAM STUDY LANGUAGE AND ARTS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FACULTY OF TEACHER TRAINING AND EDUCATION AT SMP NEGERI 14 JEMBER
HASANAH, UMMU BAROROTUL
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This research was a descriptive qualitative study. The objective was to describe grade VIII students’ reading comprehension achievement in reading recount texts at SMP Negeri 14 Jember. In this research, the researcher chose two classes, VIII-C as the try-out class and VIII-D as the test class. Both classes were chosen by doing cluster random sampling, because all the class had the same category based on the previous score as fair which meant score they got were 65-75. The try out was administered to the students of VIII C. The class consisted of 34 students. The try out test consisted of 25 items, which was intended to know whether the test items would be appropriate for the students or not. The result of the try out test was analyzed using Spearman Brown formula. From the calculation, it was known that the reliability of the whole test was 0,93. Since the standard reliability coefficient is at least 0,50. This means that the test was reliable. For the test material, the researcher took 20 questions which were suitable for the students from the try out test to be tested to the VIII D. From the test, it could be calculated that the mean score of the students reading test comprehension achievement of recount text was 70,42. Based on the interpretation of the score level, the students mean score was categorized as “good”. In details, only 4 students belonged to “excellent” category, and there were 21 students of 36 got score between 70 – 79 (good) and 8 students of 36 got score between 60 – 69 (fair). Meanwhile, there were 3 students who were recorded to achieve poor score with the score 50 – 59 and no one student got failed score (0 – 49). Based on the analysis of each reading indicator.