Sihombing, Elsina
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SCORING RUBRIC AS THE AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT USING BY THE ENGLISH TEACHERS TO RUN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM IN SOUTH SUMATERA, INDONESIA Sihombing, Elsina
English Language Teaching and Research Vol 1, No 1 (2017)
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One main point on K-13 curriculum that makes it differs from others is its measurement standard, using authentic assessment. Authentic assessment recommends Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) as one of the methods of learning at schools. The result of her research is remaining that authentic assessment indicates the measurement of the learners learning with the competence based in doing something related to the themes they learned. The power of competence is not on the knowledge they have mastered but on the learners’ ability to present along the process, demonstrate, or doing something instead, as the result of the knowledge essence they have, meaningful and is needed around the environment. Language authentic assessment emphasizing on the language production ability more than theory only (linguistics competence) in daily communication to meet various needs of the students. Since most of the teachers especially in Lubuklinggau South Sumatera are still unfamiliar with authentic assessment, therefore, it is important to familiarize them. Since there are many teachers who do not understand, do not know what to score up from the students learning in authentic assessment, the researcher thinks that it is important to release such a vagueness and un-certainty because it is also one of the ways of how to save Indonesia Education heading toward the upgraded and the best education. To do that, the researcher presents a contribution bridging them and the Government, as well, by producing a guide-book of authentic assessment focusing on scoring rubric, as the product of the this research.Keywords :  Scoring rubric, Authentic Assessment, National curriculum
ACTION AND FUNCTION METHOD (AFM) Sihombing, Elsina
JURNAL PERSPEKTIF PENDIDIKAN Vol 4 No - (2011): Jurnal Perspektif Pendidikan
Publisher : LP4MK STKIP PGRI Lubuklinggau

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Sihombing, Elsina. developed AFM in 2008 at SMA YADIKA SOUTH SUMATRA. The method was carried out in the experiment of 720 minutes (every week except days off, in a mount of 90 minutes per week for 8 weeks). It was handled by 2 English teachers who have been selected through YADIKA STANDARD on the basis of undergraduate degree with the average grade of GPA on 2.75. Since the writer was the „Principal‟ in that school at that time, so she directly supervised those two English teachers in applying the method discussed. Before applying such a method, both of them weretrained by the writer as their supervisor and as their principal as well for 15 hours; 1.5 hours a day for 10 days. This program was only focused in 8 weeks using AFM purely toward 2 classes of 38 students per each at the tenth grades. Each of the two teachers handled one class from the starting point until the end of the program. The main purpose of conducting this action research was to prove whether AFM was significantly effective or not. Practically, the writer gave hand books to students and the teachers as well, then, they were drilled by using AFM. As the result of this action research, the students speaking achievement increased (100% ) mastered ±500 words, (100%) could express their feeling, condolence, the condition of themselves, the condition of family, and other related topics. The students became able to communicate in English (>90%), got high motivation to learn (>95%), became able to break the ice(>95%), the students and the teacher competed positively to increased their motivation to learn.