AN ANALYSIS OF THE NINTH GRADE STUDENTS’ ABILITY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IN READING NARRATIVE TEXT AT MTsN TIKU

Ranny Handayani Herman Handayani Herman, Fatimah Tanjung, Lailatul Husna

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe the students’ ability to answer questions in reading narrative text. Relating to this, the researcher used descriptive method. The population of this research was the ninth grade students at MTsN Tiku. The total sample was 28 students. The researcher used cluster random sampling. The number of population was 173 students. The data of this research were gathered by using reading test in the form of essay test. To find out the reliability of this test, the researcher used inter-rater technique, refers to reliability of two (or more) independent scorers. The result of the two scorers was used to know the reliability of the test. It was found that the reliability of the test was very high 0.97. Based on the result of data analysis, it was found that the students’ ability in answering questions in reading narrative text was bad. Specially, it was found that 1 student (3.57%) had very good ability, 5 students (17.86%) had good ability, 8 students (28.57%) had moderate ability, and 14 students (50%) had bad ability.  It means that the ninth grade students should learn more about answer questions narrative text. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that the ninth grade students’ ability in answer questions narrative text was bad. Relating to this conclusion, the teachers are suggested to improve students ability to answer w/h questions and yes/no questions in narrative text since the result of study shows that the students’ ability to understand narrative text was bad.

 

Keywords: reading, answer questions, narrative text


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