A Survey on the Levels of Questioning of ELT: A Case Study in an Indonesian Tertiary Education

Rido Imam Ashadi, Nazriani Lubis

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This present study focused on examining the levels of questions in Indonesia tertiary education. A survey research was conducted in one of the private universities in North Sumatra. The English summative assessment in an undergraduate education was used as target of survey.  There were a collection of questions that had been administered by four English lecturers from Faculty of English Education in Universitas Muslim Nusantara (UMN) Al-Washliyah Medan, Indonesia. The sample of research included the sixty five questions of summative tests. The qualitative content analysis which is based on Gallagher/Aschner Bloom Classification System used to categorize the questions. It was found that the lower order thinking level still dominated the question types (69%). There was only 31% higher order questions used on the summative test.

 


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Thinking level of questions, English subjects, summative assessment

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