SMALL GROUP INTERACTION ON READING COMPREHENSION: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of using small group interaction technique on reading comprehension. The method that was used a quantitative method which the data is served by numerical and tested by statistic formula of t-test. The experimental was taught by using the small group interaction technique and the control class was taught by using the cooperative script technique. The researcher gave pre-test before teaching learning activity has been finished, the researcher gave post-test to know the students score of reading comprehension. The scores of both pre-test and post-test were analyzed by statistic descriptive test. Then, the data were test by normality test, homogeneity test, and hypothesis test. From this research, it can be seen that the mean score of experimental class was 76.25 while the mean score of the control class was 61.67. The t-observation was 6.87 while t-table is significant 0.05 and df 70 was 1.66. It means that t-observation is higher than t-table. Thus, the null hypothesis is rejected and an alternative hypothesis is accepted. It can be concluded that the small group interaction technique has a significant effectiveness on reading comprehension at the tenth grade students of SMK N 5 Tanjungpinang.