THE IMPACT OF NATIONAL EXAMINATION ON STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION AND TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONALISM AT ENGLISH CLASS IN MATARM MUNICIPALITY YEAR 2016
This study aims at identifying whether or not the new national examination policy (NNEP) which operated in 2015 and is strikingly featured with “non-qualification-determination” impacts on the students’ motivation and teachers’ professionalism at junior high schools in Mataram Municipality year 2016. To obtain data needed, this quantitative study used two questionnaires. One questionnaire consisting of 37 was distributed to 60 students in ten junior high schools (JHS) for assessing the students’ motivation. The other one consisting of 67 main items was distributed to the 20 English teachers from the selected schools. The data were tabulated and then presented in Average Format. It was found that as whole both students’ motivation and the teachers’ professionalism were slightly influenced. Upon these findings, it is suggested that both the students and the teachers not be impacted on by the imposition of the NNEP. Motivation and professionalism should retain becuase learning is not just for national examination.
Key words: impact, national examination, motivation, professionalism