The Effect of Using Active Learning Strategies on Academic Achievement dan Attitude In Reading Comprehension

Etika Ariyani


The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of using active learning strategies to improve students' attitudes and academic achievement in reading comprehension. This is an experimental research design, active learning strategies were applied to the experimental group for 10 sessions while the control group was  used traditional teaching. The population of this research were 60 students. They were the second-year students of SMAN 1 Kediri, West Nusa Tenggara. 60 students were selected via cluster sampling method and then one class (n=30)  was exposed to the independent variable (active learning strategies)  while another class (n=30)  was administered through the traditional method of giving lectures.  The data were gathered by students attitude scale which is developed by the researcher and a reading comprehension placement test. The result of this study showed that teaching reading comprehension by using active learning strategies was higher than taught by using traditional. The difference of means in both groups was significant at <0.001. The result showed that using active learning strategies had a positive effect on students' academic achievement. On the other hand, the effect of active learning strategies on students' attitude was found to be significant.


active learning strategies, achievement, attitude.

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