Internalization of Higher Order Thinking Skill Language Test at SMPIT Mutiara Hikmah

  • Tsara Aliya Salsabila Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • Syihabuddin Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • Mad Ali Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Keywords: arabic, hots, test questions


One of the efforts to improve the quality of learning is to conduct an evaluation based on Higher Order Thinking Skill (Hots). However, in Indonesia, teachers do not have sufficient insight into HOTS-based evaluation, especially in learning Arabic. This study aims to analyze the questions of the Arabic Middle Semester Examination at SMPIT Mutiara Hikmah in class VIII based on the HOTS criteria. The method used is descriptive qualitative with content analysis research design. The results of this study indicate that of the 40 questions for the Middle Semester Examination of Arabic class VIII, there are 18 questions (45%) at the C1 (remembering) level, 4 questions (10%) at the C2 level (understanding), 12 questions (30%) at the C3 (applying) and 6 questions (15%) at the C4 (analyzing) level. This proves that the Arabic Middle Semester Examinations for class VIII at SMPIT Mutiara Hikmah are still lacking in meeting the criteria for HOTS questions at level C4 (analyzing), level C5 (assessing) and level C6 (creating). So it is necessary to hold training for teachers regarding HOTS-based learning and evaluation.