AN ANALYSIS OF COGNITIVE LEVEL USED IN ENGLISH SEMESTER TEST ITEMS OF SMPN 2 BANGKINANG

  • Syahdan Syahdan
Keywords: Bloom’s Taxonomy, Test, Items Analysis

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to analyze the cognitive level used in English semester test items of
SMPN 2 Bangkinang from the seventh grade up to ninth grade. The cognitive level used in each items
was classified measure the percentage to find the comparison referred to bloom’s taxonomy in finding
the right answer. Kind of this research was survey research which only analyzed what was in the field
area. In this research, the researcher collected 150 English semester test items. Each class the
researcher 50 items. The test were in form of multiple choices. Then, all of the items were classified
based on its classification. By classifying the items, the researcher found that there were 32 items
categorized into remembering (Remembering/C1) with the percentage of 21,3%, there were 61 items
categorized into understanding (Applying/C3) with the percentage of 21,3% and there were 25 items
categorized into analyzing (Analyzing/C4) with the percentage of 16,7%. From the results of this
research it could be concluded that the cognitive level used in English semester test items of SMPN 2
Bangkinang at seventh grade up to ninth grade were classified in the level of ”Understanding (C2)”
with the percentage of 40,7% and the level of the difficulty of the test was in the middle level.

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Published
2014-02-20
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Syahdan, S. (2014). AN ANALYSIS OF COGNITIVE LEVEL USED IN ENGLISH SEMESTER TEST ITEMS OF SMPN 2 BANGKINANG. Lectura : Jurnal Pendidikan, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.31849/lectura.v5i1.155
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