IJSRP, Volume 12, Issue 9, September 2022 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Tiara Novalia, Suwandi
Since implementing the 2013 curriculum, the government has focused on applying HOTS at school. Beginning in 2018, HOTS questions have been included in the national examination. However, in the national examination of 2018, 40 % of the students in Indonesia struggled to answer the HOTS questions. As a result, there is a decrease of 0,93 in the students scores in both in-state and private high schools. This study focussed on evaluating the use of HOTS in English teacher-made tests at MA NU 03 Sunan Katong Kaliwungu Kendal. From the findings, the comparison between LOTS and HOTS was 47% to 53%. The proportion of HOTS was more than it is expected as the criteria of HOTS were expected to be around 10% to 15% of the total questions. While for the level distribution, analysing was 20%, evaluating was 6%, and the highest, creating with 74%. It suggested that the teacher had already given plenty of HOTS practice to her students in the class by using the daily test. The test also fulfilled the requirement of validity, practicality, and reliability, as shown in the supporting document.