THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONLINE READING TEST TO THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Dwi Fita Heriyawati, Eko Aprianto

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One of the difficult tests faced by the University students is reading test. It is caused by various factors, including the difficulty of the students to understand the vocabulary used by the author, the situation, the content of the text, and the background knowledge. The ability to comprehend the content of the text requires continuous exercises. Moreover, the use of online reading test could be one of the alternative ways that can be used both by lecturers and students to examine the comprehension of the students in reading test. The use of online reading test conducted in the language laboratory by using intranet, so it is not difficult to the students to access it. This research is conducted for the students of English Education Department Kanjuruhan university in September to October 2017 There were 40 participants involved in this research. The results of the implementation of online reading test showed that the students’ reading score were improved, the students feel free to do the test without worry. The students’ score in reading test were also improved. It is hoped that by using online reading test, students may develop strategies for understanding, synthesizing, and interpreting new information from the text in order to gain better reading score. 

Keywords : online reading test, reading comprehension, university students


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