TEACHING READING USING COLLABORATIVE LEARNING AT THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF UPTD SMPN 1 PRAMBON IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri
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This study was aimed to know the effect of collaborative learning especially buzz groups technique to the students’ reading comprehension ability in the eighth grade. This research used quantitative research particularly pre-experimental with one-group pretest-posttest design. This research took place in UPTD SMPN 1 Prambon on August 2017. The subject of this study was the eighth grade students of UPTD SMPN 1 Prambon. The sample of the research was VIII-6 consists of 29 students with 12 males and 17 females. The instrument was reading test in a form multiple choice questions about recount text. Then, the researcher correct students’ test based on blueprint and analyzed the data using t-test from Ary. The result showed that the mean score gained from post-test was higher than pre-test. The mean score of post-test was 80 while pre-test was 64. Moreover, it was found that t-score (12) > t-table at the degree of significance 1% (2.462) or 5% (1.701). Thus, the alternative hypothesis (Ha) was accepted and the null hypothesis (Ho) was rejected. Furthermore, students reading comprehension increased in indicator determining the kind and purpose of the text, stated information, and synonym of the word, but some students still had difficulty in understanding implied information and reference. It can be concluded that collaborative learning especially buzz groups technique is effective to increased eighth grade students’ reading comprehension ability at UPTD SMPN 1 Prambon in the academic year 2016/2017.