Reading Speed and Texts Comprehension among Senior High School
Reading is a necessary skill any student should master before moving forward to learn other competencies in English learning. However, reading skill is not just about the ability to articulate the words. It is also understanding the meaning. This research investigates the correlation between Reading Speed and Reading Comprehension Text of the 12th Grade Students of two Senior High Schools in Nagekeo Regency, namely SMAK Baleriwu Danga (private school) and SMAN 1 Aesesa (public school). It employs a quantitative correlational research design. The respondents were all the third grade students of Language Program as a sample with the total number of 51, 21 from SMAK and 30 for SMAN 1 students. Results showed a strong correlation between reading speed and reading comprehension for SMAK Baleriwu Danga (.877) and SMAN 1 Aesesa (.926). Both schools, therefore, revealed a strong correlation between reading speed and reading comprehension. The implication of study is for teachers, as the main simulators in the teaching learning process, to continue giving more opportunities for students to practice reading to increase reading speed and reading comprehension.
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