Task Characteristics and Prompt Effect on Test Performance: IELTS Academic Reading

Rokhaniyah, Hesti and Putra, Oddy Virgantara (2020) Task Characteristics and Prompt Effect on Test Performance: IELTS Academic Reading. In: the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020–Social, Humanity, and Education (ICoSIHESS 2020), 2020-10-13, Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

Reading is a complex and interactive activity that needs resources to develop. In essence, reading lets learnersexamine arguments, make prediction, inference, or interpretation, and explore implication and consequence. Hence,the research aims at investigating how test takers’ performance in IELTS academic reading may differ on such tasks.As such, three kinds of tasks were selected in this study: multiple choices; matching information to paragraphs; andyes/no/not given. In order to accomplish the objectives of the study, 30 test takers have already participated in thisresearch. To determine the participants’ homogeneity as well as reading proficiency, IELTS reading test was carriedout at the outset of the research. Based upon the result, 23 test takers were included in this research and four originaltests of IELTS were utilized. One-way ANOVA together with Sheffe Test were employed to analyze the subsequentdata. Data recognized that test takers had performed differently on IELTS reading test because of dissimilar task typedelivered. The finding of the research indicated that the task types had significant effect on the performance of IELTSreading test

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: IELTS, Reading, Task Characteristics, Performance
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Fakultas Sains dan Teknologi UNIDA Gontor > Teknik Informatika
Depositing User: Oddy Virgantara Putra
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2021 15:26
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 07:41
URI: http://repo.unida.gontor.ac.id/id/eprint/1132

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