Reading Literacy Performances of State Senior High School Students in Ilir Barat I District as Measured by PISA Reading Literacy Test 2009 in English and Bahasa Indonesia

Chaza Siti Ikhsanza, Machdalena Vianty, Ida Rosmalina

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This study was aimed to find out the descriptions of students’ PISA reading literacy performances in English and Bahasa Indonesia and whether or not there was a significant difference between students’ performance in PISA literacy reading test in English and Bahasa Indonesia. The population of this study was state senior high school students in Ilir Barat I district in Palembang and the sample of study was selected by using purposive sampling. PISA reading literacy 2009 tests written in Bahasa Indonesia and English were used to collect the data which were analyzed statistically by applying Descriptive Statistics and Independent Sample t-test. The result showed that the avarage scores of students’ PISA reading literacy test 2009 in Bahasa Indonesia and English were 39.18 and 24.86, respectively, suggesting they were far below from the standard of National Education in Indonesia (75.00). The result also showed that the students’ PISA reading literacy performance in Bahasa Indonesia was categorized in Level 3, and in English was Level 2. The Independent ttest showed that there was a significant difference between students’ performance in PISA reading literacy test in English and Bahasa Indonesia.


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