Students' Reading Performance as Measured by PISA Reading Literacy Test

Emmelia Tiffany Barus, Machdalena Vianty, Ida Rosmalina


Abstract: This study investigated students’ reading literacy performance based on gender. The sample of this study was 285 tenth graders of three public schools in one of the Districts in Palembang who were selected by using a purposive sampling technique. To collect the data, PISA 2009 reading literacy test was distributed to the sample. The data were statistically analyzed. The findings showed that both male and female students’ reading literacy were at Level 3 and there were no gender differences in the students’ reading literacy performance.

Keywords: tenth graders, gender differences in reading, PISA reading literacy test

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