Improving Students’ Reading Comprehension For Grade XI MIA 5 at SMA Muhammadiyah 1 Yogyakarta through Student Teams-Achievement Divisions (STAD) In the Academic Year of 2015/2016

Achmad Faisal Al-Ato


This research was aimed at improving students’ reading comprehension for grade XI MIA 5 students at SMA Muhammadiyah 1 Yogyakarta through Student Teams-Achievement Divisions (STAD) in the academic year of 2015/2016. This research was categorized as classroom action research which consists of four steps: planning, action, observation and reflection. The actions were conducted in two cycles. The data of this research were in the form of qualitative and quantitative data. The qualitative data were collected through classroom observation and interviews. The quantitative data were collected through reading comprehension tests (a pre-test and a post-tests). The validity of the data was established by fulfilling the democratic, outcome, process, catalytic, and dialogic validity. The research findings show that there are some positive changes in students’ attitude and behavior towards reading lesson, students’ participation in the class discussion, and students’ attempts in achieving reading goals. In addition, there is an improvement on students’ reading comprehension after STAD was implemented in the teaching and learning process. It was supported by the increase of mean scores of the students’ pre-test and post-test results (74.13 to 79.65).

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