The Developmment of Assessment Instrument for Learning Science to Improve Student’s Critical and Creative Thinking Skills

U Rosidin, I W Distrik, K Herlina


This study aims to develop assessment instrument for learning science, describe its validity and effectivity for improving students' critical and creative thinking skills. This study was conducted by adapting Borg & Gall's development research model, with seven steps consisting of preliminary studies, planning, initial product development, limited trials, initial product revision, main field test, and final product revision. The purposive sampling technique was applied to choose eleventh grade students in the city of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia as research sample. The instrument used is in the form of written tests and portfolios. Data analysis techniques used validity and reliability test and grain parameter test. The results showed that the instrument have a high category on the aspect of language, construction, and content based on expert and practitioners validation. Moreover, it is also effective to improve the students’ ability to think critically and creatively with enhancement 28.8% and 35.1% for written tests, as well as 25.3% and 32.2% for portfolio. Hence, this assessment instrument is highly reccommended to be used in science learning.

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