The correlation of syntactic knowledge with reading and listening comprehension: TOEFL ITP-based test focus / Novita Pratiwi

Pratiwi, Novita (2019) The correlation of syntactic knowledge with reading and listening comprehension: TOEFL ITP-based test focus / Novita Pratiwi. Masters thesis, Universitas Negeri Malang.

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SUMMARY Pratiwi, N. 2018. The Correlation of Syntactic Knowledge with Reading and Listening Comprehension: TOEFL ITP-Based Test Focus. A Thesis of Graduate Program in English Language Education of State University of Malang. Under the supervision of Utari Praba Astuti and Sintha Tresnadewi. Keywords: Syntactic Knowledge, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, TOEFL ITP-Based Test, As a standardied proficiency test, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is utilized to measure the language proficiency level of people whose native language is not English. Most institutions providing certified test also provide TOEFL ITP-based test which functions as a prediction test. Considering every test-taker has different difficulties related to language those kinds of test, the researcher ought to seek how much syntactic knowledge can affect their reading and listening comprehension within TOEFL ITP-based test. Therefore, aim of this study was to find out the precise degree of relationship between syntactic knowledge (represented by grammar scores) to both reading and listening comprehension within TOEFL ITP-based test context. The data collected were in form of examineesÔÇÖ individual scores of EPT taken from two well-known language institutes in Malang. The data representing 160 examinees were divided into three sets of scores: grammar, reading, and listening. Utilizing SPSS, the researcher analyzed the data using PearsonÔÇÖs correlation coefficient. The result shows that syntactic knowledge and reading comprehension have strong positive correlation (p value of .673). It indicates that examineesÔÇÖ grammar scores might predict their reading scores within TOEFL ITP-based test. In other words, the higher syntactic knowledge the test-takers have the higher scores they will get on reading comprehension. Similarly, another result of this study reveals that syntactic knowledge and listening comprehension have moderate positive correlation (p value of .595). It implies that examineesÔÇÖ grammar scores might predict their listening scores within EPT as well. To put it differently, the higher syntactic knowledge the test-takers have the higher scores they will get on listening comprehension. In the end, the researcher found that reading comprehension has significantly stronger correlation to syntactic knowledge than listening comprehension does.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Sastra (FS) > Jurusan Sastra Inggris (ING) > S2 Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
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Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 04:29
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 03:00
URI: http://repository.um.ac.id/id/eprint/59007

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