IMPROVING THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT BY USING JIGSAW IV TECHNIQUE AT SMPN 1 RAMBIPUJI JEMBER
Abstract : The aim of this research is to improve the Class 8A students’ reading comprehension achievement by using Jigsaw IV technique at SMPN 1 Rambipuji Jember. The respondents of this research were Class 8A students of SMPN 1 Rambipuji Jember in the 2012/2013 academic year. The research respondents were determined purposively based the result of the previous reading test score got from the English teachers. The data of this research were obtained from the students’ scores of reading comprehension test, interview, documentation and observation. Based on the results of reading comprehension test in Cycle 1 and 2, it showed that there was improvement of the number of students who got scores more than 71. There were 48.64% of the Class 8A students who achieved the standard score in Cycle 1 while in Cycle 2, the number was improved to 78.37%. It indicated that the number of students who achieved the standard score improved and reached the target percentage of this research that was 75% of the total number of the Class 8A students got more than 71.
Key Words: Jigsaw IV, Reading Comprehension Test, Standard Score