The Washback of the final test on students’ learning behavior

Saehu, Andang and Sajidin, Sajidin and Kariadinata, Rahayu (2017) The Washback of the final test on students’ learning behavior. In: ICSE 2017 - The 2nd International Conference on Sociology Education, 6-7 April 2017, Bandung.

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The research is aimed to describe the students’ learning perception and behaviour in facing the final test of structure subject (UAS). An in-depth analysis was employed to the data collected from the questionnaires, observation and interviews. In this case, 83 students took a part to fill in the questionnaires and 10 students were interviewed to confirm the findings from the questionnaire. Questionnaire result shows that the students have different perceptions on the UAS. Although UAS is difficult, they mostly said that it is of great importance for their English language skills improvement and for English Education Department quality. Observation result shows that the majority of respondents, both those preparing for the final test inside and outside campus area, set up extra time for learning structure, replaced the textbooks with worksheets or TOEFL, drilled exercises through online, did consultation with lecturers, joined informal education, joined English coaching clinic, and learnt collaboratively did religious activities, got stressed, and prepared small notes for cheating. Interview results show that the majority of students invited English teachers to teach at home, created a structure group in WhatsApp application, took notes on some small blank papers for cheating, got stressed and did religious activities such as praying and fasting. These learning behaviors were due to the fact that the students were worried about not being able to take the next structure subjects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Washback; Structure; Final Test; English Language; Learning Attitude
Subjects: Educational Institutions, Schools and Their Activities
Educational Institutions, Schools and Their Activities > Teachers and Teaching
Educational Institutions, Schools and Their Activities > Teaching
Procedures, Equipment of Chemistry > Testing and Measuring
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Dr Andang Andang Saehu
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2019 02:29
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 04:24

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