Proceedings of the 4th Progressive and Fun Education International Conference, Profunedu 2019, 6-8 August 2019, Makassar, Indonesia

Research Article

Analysis of Upper Primary Students‘ Critical Reading Skills in Surakarta Based on School Accreditation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-8-2019.2288431,
        author={Nur  Amalia and Harun Joko Prayitno and Ratnasari Diah Utami and Dwi Yuniasih Saputri and Rino Dwi Irawan and Diana Tri Kusuma Wati},
        title={Analysis of Upper Primary Students‘ Critical Reading Skills in Surakarta Based on School Accreditation},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th Progressive and Fun Education International Conference, Profunedu 2019, 6-8 August 2019, Makassar, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PROFUNEDU},
        year={2019},
        month={10},
        keywords={critical reading skills upper primary students school accreditation students performance},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-8-2019.2288431}
    }
    
  • Nur Amalia
    Harun Joko Prayitno
    Ratnasari Diah Utami
    Dwi Yuniasih Saputri
    Rino Dwi Irawan
    Diana Tri Kusuma Wati
    Year: 2019
    Analysis of Upper Primary Students‘ Critical Reading Skills in Surakarta Based on School Accreditation
    PROFUNEDU
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-8-2019.2288431
Nur Amalia1,*, Harun Joko Prayitno1, Ratnasari Diah Utami1, Dwi Yuniasih Saputri1, Rino Dwi Irawan1, Diana Tri Kusuma Wati1
  • 1: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
*Contact email: nur.amalia@ums.ac.id

Abstract

This study aims to describe the critical reading skills of upper primary students in elementary schools of Surakarta City. The researchers also analyzed the differences in critical reading skills of upper primary students from A-accredited and B-accredited elementary schools. This type of research is descriptive qualitative research. Informants in the study come from 4 A-accredited elementary schools and 4 B-accredited elementary schools consisting of 2 fourth grade students, 2 fifth grade students and 2 sixth grade students per school (6 students per school). Critical reading ability was measured by using a written test instrument followed by in-depth interviews to explore six aspects of critical reading skills, namely: accuracy, clarity, precision, depth, relevance and logic. Competency analysis of students refers to Bahasa Indonesia Basic Competencies for primary students of Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture Number 37 of 2018. The result of the study shows that the students in A-accredited schools have better critical reading skills in the aspects of accuracy, clarity and relevance. Students in sixth grade master the aspects of critical reading more than the students in fourth grade and fifth grade.