Improving Reading Comprehension Ability of XI Grade Students of SMA Negeri 1 Tawangsari through the Implementation of Collaborative Strategic Reading in the Academic Year of 2015/2016

Anindyka Sekar Trisnasih


This research is aimed to improve the reading skill of Grade XI students of SMA Negeri 1 Tawangsari in the academic year of 2015/2016. This study was an action research. The actions were implemented in two cycles based on the class schedule. The study involved 29 students of SMA Negeri 1 Tawangsari in the academic year of 2015/2016 with the English teacher as the collaborator. The data were qualitative and quantitative. The qualitative data were obtained through the observations during the teaching and learning process of reading, interviews with XI Bahasa Class students and English teacher, discussions with the collaborator and pictures and videos taken during the implementation. Meanwhile, the quantitative data were collected through a pre-test and two post-tests. The validity used in this research were democratic validity, outcome validity, process validity, catalytic validity and dialogic validity. The results showed that the implementation of Collaborative Strategic Reading improved the students’ reading ability. The improvements were indicated by many factors, some of which are their ability to find detailed and explicit/implicit information, their ability to find the main ideas and the writer’s message, their vocabulary and their ability to call up their background experience to solve the problem and to determine the context of the text. The students’ mean score of the pre-test was 71. The mean score improved in Post-test 1 to 74.4 and in Post-test 2 to 79.8. It indicated that there was an improvement in their reading comprehension skill. In conclusion, Collaborative Strategic Reading successfully maximized the students’ reading comprehension ability.

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