National Examination of English in Indonesia: A Validity and Reliability-Based Elucidation

Umam, Chothibul (2011) National Examination of English in Indonesia: A Validity and Reliability-Based Elucidation. UNIVERSUM : Jurnal KeIslaman dan Kebudayaan, 5 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN P-ISSN : 1978-6948; E-ISSN : 2502-8650

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The administration of national examination in Indonesia has caused much controversy. Some people think that the use of centralized tests is in conflict with the Law No. 20/2003 on national educational system. Some others argue that the law needs national monitoring of the students’ achievement on standard competencies and controlling the quality of education through nationwide evaluation. Eventhough, those who agree with the administration of national examinations still question the validity and reliability of the tests. Validity of a test has traditionally been defined as ‘the degree to which the test actually measures what is intended to measure’. Meanwhile, reliability refers to the consistency of measurement – that is, to how consistent test scores or other evaluation results are from one measurement to another. This paper tries to review the senior-high-school national examination of English on the basis of the traditional perspectives of test validity typology which includes content validity, constructs validity, and criterion-related validity as well as reviews it based on language test reliability viewpoint. Some suggestions are provided as well if the government should continue to use the national examination as a tool to assess students’ performance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies In Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah > Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Muhamad Hamim
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 08:08
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 08:08

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