Miftahurrahmi Darmansyah, Mukhaiyar, Yenni Rozimela
Abstract: This article presents the techniques of assessment that are used by senior high schools English teachers in assessing students reading comprehension. The study was conducted with 7 English teachers who were teaching English subject at two senior high schools in Tanah Datar regency in Indonesia. The data were collected through observation and interview. The results of the analysis show that the English teachers use six techniques of reading comprehension assessment, they are: 1) test, 2) observation, 3) self-, peer-, and group assessment, 4) task, 5) homework assignment, 6) quiz. There are two important conclusions that can be drawn from this study. First, test and task were the most popular techniques that are used by the English teachers. Second, the methods that the English teachers used the techniques of assessment were congruent with the theories of assessment proposed by experts.
Keywords: assessment, English teachers, reading comprehension assessment