The Students’ Ability in Reading Comprehension of TOEFL Test For The EFL Learners

Selamet Riadi Jaelani, Hizbul Wathoni, Bambang Purnama, Hanofi Harianto, Safar Wadi


The objectives of the research are to know the students’ ability in reading comprehension of TOEFL test for the EFL Learners. This study was categorized as a descriptive quantitative research. This study was conducted at the eighth semester students of Hamzanwadi University. The population of this study was 144 students from 3 classes and the sampling method was purposive sampling. The sample of this study was 30 students. The research instrument used to collect data was reading comprehension of TOEFL test. The collected data were submitted to descriptive statistic by using SPSS 22 for windows. The mean score of the test was 4.17, it categorized into low. Based on that result, the EFL Learners did not have good ability in finding main ideas, references, and meaning of words on reading of TOEFL test. Meanwhile, the mean score in finding information was 7.2 and inference was 6.4. So, the EFL Learners did not have good ability in finding information and inference.


EFL Learners, TOEFL, Reading Comprehension

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