Analysis of A Research Instrument To Map English Teachers’ Proficiency

Tamah, Siti Mina and Lie, Anita (2019) Analysis of A Research Instrument To Map English Teachers’ Proficiency. Indonesian Journal of English Education, 6 (1). pp. 48-64. ISSN 2356-1777

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Teachers‘ English proficiency can be measured by designing a research instrument in a form of test. The devised test must fulfill the requirement of a good test. This article is aimed at discussing item analysis centering on multiple choice questions used to measure the proficiency of Indonesian High School teachers involved in English instruction. The first set of syllabus oriented test is tried out to 20 subjects, and the second set – general English oriented – to 28 subjects. The test analysis indicates the item difficulty indices range from .20 to 1 for the first set and .07 to .89 for the second set. With regard to item discrimination analysis, the study finds the d values range from -0.33 to 1.0 for the first set, and -0.11 to .78 for the second set. It is found that the whole test has 'average‘ level of difficulty and is 'good‘ at discriminating between high and low achieving test takers; to be used for the actual research, a revision of the test is done to eliminate the 'bad‘ items.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Item analysis; test; difficulty level; discrimination power; English proficiency; teacher
Subjects: English Education
English Education > PE English
Divisions: Journal Publication
Depositing User: Ms M.N. Siti Mina Tamah
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 06:09
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 22:46

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