ANALYZING THE QUALITY OF FISRT ENGLISH SIMULATION TEST FOR NINTH GRADERS IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017

Muhammad Wahyuda Erdyan Mulyono, Ninik Suryatiningsih, N. Hari Gede

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This research was used to know the quality of first English simulation test for ninth graders in academic year 2016/2017 in SMPN 7 Pasuruan. The quality consists of validity, reliability, item difficulty, discrimnating power, and item distractors.This research was designed into descriptive quantitative which produced the result by expressing numbers. The subject of this study were 258 ninth grade learners. The data was collected on 17th February 2017 using documentation. The result of this research was Code 1 had 96% as good validity, had 0.67 as high relability, had 52% moderate items of item difficulty, had more satisfactory items of discriminating power (26%), had 71% unworkable distractors in upper group and 57% in lower group, and had 21% inappropriate distractors. Code 2 had 100% as good validity, had 0.64 as high reliability, had 44% moderate items of item difficulty, had more satisfactory items of discriminating power (46%), had 72% unworkable distractors in upper group and 45% in lower group, and had 17% inappropriate distactors. Code 3 had 100% as good validity, had 0.37 as low reliability, had 48% moderate items of item difficulty, had more satisfactory items of discriminating power (38%), had 45% unworkable distractors in upper group and 30% in lower group, and had 26% inappropriate distactors. In conclusion, the researcher stated that each code had one lack to fulfill characteristics as a good test. Code 1 and Code 2 could not fulfill workable distractors. In other hand, Code 3 did not have high reliability.

Keywords : discrimnating power, item difficulty, item distractors, reliability, validity.


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