The Use of Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in English Final Examination of Madrasah Aliyah in West Kalimantan.

Rais, Burhanudin and Pranowo, Dwiyanto Djoko (2020) The Use of Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in English Final Examination of Madrasah Aliyah in West Kalimantan. S2 thesis, Program Pascasarjana.

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This study aims to reveal: (1) how the higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) are integrated into Ujian Sekolah Berstandar Nasional (USBN) of Madrasah Aliyah (MA) in West Kalimantan, (2) the cognitive process dimensions integrated into English USBN of MA in West Kalimantan, and (3) whether or not the use of HOTS in USBN of MA’s in West Kalimantan has been appropriately implemented. This study is qualitative descriptive research employing document analysis techniques. The subject of this study is a compulsory English USBN manuscript of MA in West Kalimantan of 2018/2019, while the object is all the test items tested in the document. Data were collected through observation, using reading and note- taking techniques. The data collection instruments include HOTS theory, cognitive level theory, and percentage of the HOTS implementation in USBN. The data validity was achieved through expert judgment, peer review, triangulation from the previous year’s USBN English manuscript, and interviews with several English teachers. Results show that (1) The implementation of HOTS in USBN of MA in West Kalimantan is characterized by the use of transfer capability in high levels, using stimulus, using non-routine tests, asking for divergent, using homogeneous and logical answer choices, using similar length answer choices and not using the expression choices above are true or false. However, there are one or more choices that broke the rule of an answer choice indicator in most of the HOTS multiple- choice test. (2) In term of the cognitive process dimensions, the most frequently used cognitive level is Understand level, while Evaluate level is not used. (3) The test items in USBN of MA’s in West Kalimantan have of LOTS category, while the HOTS test items are only 16% of the total. It is less than the minimum rate requiring 20% of the total of items tested based on the standard of implementation.

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: English examination, HOTS implementation, Madrasah Aliyah (Islamic High School), USBN
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Sekolah Pascasarjana (SPS) > Program Pascasarjana > Linguistik Terapan
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Pascasarjana
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2021 04:24
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 04:24

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