Main Article Content


Abstract: This research aims to find out (1) the neglected variables of characteristics of a good test which is done by lecturers in developing their test, and (2) the ways the lecturers develop their own test in relation to the neglected variables.

This research is explanatory mix method design. There are two variables in this research. They are lecturers’ consideration and test development. The population of this research is 33 lecturers in which 18 from IAIN Parepare and 15 from UMPAR. The samples are taken by random technique in which 30 samples. The instruments of this research are questionnaire, interview and documentation. This research uses percentage technique to analyze the data.

The results of this research show that (1) here are the sequences of the neglected variables in developing language test: reliability, appropriateness in difficulty, clarity, comprehensiveness, validity, transparency, appropriateness in time, and economic, and (2) From three interview sections, this research finds differences of the way lecturers develop their test. They develop their test through challenging, creative and spontaneous test.



Language testing, consideration, test development

Article Details

How to Cite
Nurchalis, N. F., leman, I., & Selle, A. (2018). Lecturers’ Consideration in Developing Language Tests. Eduvelop: Journal of English Education and Development , 2(1), 20-36.


  2. Aiken, Lewis R. (1971). Psychological Testing and Measurement. Allyn and Bacon. Inc
  3. Anderson, Scarvia B. et al. (1976). Encyclopedia of Educational Evaluation.Sanfransisco, Washington, London: Jossey Bass Publishers
  4. Anynomous. (2010). Undang-Undang Sisdiknas (Sistem Pendidikan Nasional).Jakarta: Fokus Media
  5. Arikunto, Suharsimi.(2005). Dasar-Dasar Evaluasi Pendidikan. Jakarta: Bumi Aksara
  6. Astuti, Feny Andri.(2013). The Analysis of Teacher-Made English Mid-Term Test forTwelfth Grade Students of the Odd Semester 2012/2013 of SMK N 1 Kudus.Unpublished Theses. Muria Kudus University
  7. Aswad, Muhammad. 2017. “The Effectiness English Camp (A Model in Learning English as the Second Language).” In ASEAN/Asian Academic Society International Conference Proceeding Series.
  8. Biggas, John B. J. More, Philip. (1993). The Process of Learning. Third Edition. Australia: Macarthur Press Books
  9. Bruce W. Tuckman .Using Frequent Testing to Increase Students' Motivation to Achieve .The Ohio State University Copyright 2000-2008 The Ohio State University. All Rights Reserved.
  10. Burke, Kay. (1999). How to Assess Authentic Learning, 3rd Edition. SkyLight Training and Publishing Inc. Reprinted by permission of Pearson SkyLight,
  11. Cross. A. (1973). Home Economics Evaluation. Colombus Ohio: A Bell and Honel Company
  12. Daggett, Willard R. Cobble, Jeffrey E. Gertel, Steven J. (2008). Color in An Optimum Learning Environment. International Center for Leadership in Education. Pdf
  13. Gay. L.R. (2006). Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications. Ohio: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall
  14. Heaton, J.B. (1998). Writing English Language Test. New York: Longman
  15. Henning, Grant. (1987). A Guide to Language Testing. Boston: Heile & Heinle Publisher.
  16. Huges ,Arthur. (1989). Testing for Language Teacher. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  17. Jabu, Baso. (2007). English Language Testing. Makassar: UNM
  18. Junaedi, Iwan. (2010). Penulisan Prediksi Soal UN Matematika SMA. A Paper presented in TOT Guru Mata Pelajaran yang diUN-kan by Dinas Pendidikan Provinsi Jawa Tengah
  19. McNamara, Tim. (2000). Language Testing. NY: Oxford University Press
  20. Miles,M.B & Huberman, A.M. (1984). Qualitative Data Analysis, 16 Newbury Park, CA: Sage
  21. P. Harris, David. Testing English as a Second Language. Bombay. Tata McGraw- Hill
  22. Purwanto, Ngalim. (2002). Prinsip-Prinsip dan Teknik Evaluasi Pengajaran. Bandung: Remaja rosda karya
  23. Ramadhan, Mohammed. (2011). Characteristics of a good test. Accessed on March 7th, 2014
  24. Rea-Dickins, et all. (1992). Evaluation. NY: Oxford University Press.
  25. Richards, J.C & Rodgers, T.S. (2001).Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching. In Savage, K.L,
  26. S. Madsen, Harol. (1983). Technique in Testing. NY: Oxford University Press.
  27. Sari, Octaviani, Mayustari. (2010). Item Analysis of English Formative test Made by English Teacher SMA 1 IV Angkek. English Lecturer of English Department of STKIP PGRI Sumatra Barat.
  28. Slameto . (1999). Evaluasi Pendidikan. Jakarta. Bumi Aksara
  29. . (2010). Belajar dan Faktor-Faktor yang Mempengaruhinya. Jakarta:Rineka Cipta
  30. Sudjana, Nana. (2008). Penilaian Hasil Proses Belajar Mengajar. Bandung: Remaja Rosda Karya
  31. Sukardi. (2009). Evaluasi Pendidikan. Prinsip & Operasionalnya. Jakarta: Bumi Aksara
  32. Suryabrata, Sumadi. (1984). Pembimbing ke Psikodiagnostik. Yogyakarta: Andi Offset
  33. . (1995). Psikologi Pendidikan. Jakarta: Raja Grafindo Persada
  34. __________________. (1997). Pengembangan Tes Hasil Belajar. Jakarta. Raja Grafindo Persada
  35. Thoha, Chabib. (2003). Teknik Evaluasi Pendidikan. Jakarta: Raja Grafindo Persada
  36. Widowati, Diah Retno. (2011). Item Analysis of a Teacher-Made Try-Out Test of UAN 2010/2011 of Junior High Schools in Malang. Unpublished Thesis, English Language Teaching, Faculty of Letters, State University of Malang.
  37. Widyoko, S. Eko Putra. (2009). Evaluasi Program Pembelajaran.Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.
  38. Wringstone-Justman-Robbin. (1956). Evaluation in Modern Education. NY: American Book Company