Rahmatun Nisa, Cut Mawar Helmanda


The objective of this study was to analyze the item types of Reading comprehension test made by the lecturers. This research belonged to content analysis which used qualitative approach in which the primary data were taken from test documents. The data consisted of three Reading subjects, they are: Intensive Reading Comprehension, Reading Comprehension III, and Academic Reading. The number of test items is 54. After analysing the items, the researchers classified the written items based on types of them. The location of this study is at English Department, Muhammadiyah Aceh University. The sample of this study is the document of final test taken from the second, fourth and sixth semester students of English Department. The findings revealed that the number of the questions made by the lecturers was various. In short, from the three documents, there are 54 questions which consisted of 6 questions about main idea, 12 about vocabulary, 5 about reference and 31 questions about detail. The implication of this study is to give input to the tester and lecturer about students’ difficulties, give input toward some specific aspects to develop the curriculum,revise  material ,and improve the ability to make up test items.


reading comprehension; test items; English lecturers

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