|dc.description.abstract||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.||en_US