Development and Validation Instruments: Scoring Rubrics of Writing Synopsis and Scoring Sheets for Assessing Student’s Writing Synopsis Ability
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This research is motivated by problems in writing synopsis in elementary school, the problems are: 1) the existence of mistakes of students’ perception on the meaning of synopsis; 2) there are still many students who do not know the characteristics of the correct synopsis; 3) there are still many synopsis results of students who have not followed the rules of writing correctly; and 4) lack of understanding of teachers in evaluating and reflecting on students’ writing errors in writing synopsis. To solve the problem, a validation and a scoring column were conducted and validated on the scoring sheet. This validation result will be a guide for teachers to assess the students’ writing ability and it is expected to have an effect on the ability to write a synopsis of grade V elementary school students. The method used was the development and validation of the instrument, this method was part of the quasi experiment. Validation scoring section of writing synopsis along with scoring sheet was done by a lecturer in writing field, a lecturer who expert in Indonesian language, and two college graduate students of basic education of Indonesian language.