Developing a Practical Rating Rubric of SpeakingTest for University Students of English in Parepare, Indonesia

  •  Ammang Latifa    
  •  Asfah Rahman    
  •  Arifuddin Hamra    
  •  Baso Jabu    
  •  Rafi’ah Nur    


This study aims to develop a practical rating rubric of speaking ability in the classroom setting. This research study involvesthe English speaking lecturers at a number of higher education institutions in Parepare, Indonesia. The product is designed based on Research and Development (R&D) approach, which is adopted from Gall, Gall, and Borg (2003). This Approach is implemented in six steps: problem identification, need analysis, designing product, revising product, field test, and implementation.The data is collected through interview for need analysis issue and product development. The other data collection is from tryout process that aims to evaluate the new product. Both of interviewed data and tried out data are analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. This research study finds a new design and scoring mechanism ofanalytical rubric of speaking test. This rubric calls Practical Rating Rubric of Speaking Test (P2RST). It enables the rater to perform scoring mechanism more shortly than the existing analytical rubric. It is also supported by some components such as a) evaluation criteria of communicative competences; grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, discourse, and strategic competence, b) band score; scale 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, c) descriptors.

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