THE EFFECTS OF BLENDED LEARNING TO POLINES STUDENTS‟ ABILITY ON READING TEST IN TOEIC
Blended Learning is one of the uses of Information and Communication Technology in education which is becoming the trend in language teaching today. Therefore, this study aimed to find out the effects of Blended Learning on the students of Semarang State Polytechnic (POLINES) in TOEIC test. However, in this study we only focus on the students‘ ability in the reading comprehension section in TOEIC test. Instead of TOEFL, TOEIC test is used in this study since POLINES students must join this test as in their 5th semester for students in Diploma III (D3) program, and in their 7th semester for Diploma IV (D4) program. Moreover, TOEIC is used to measure the English proficiency in global workplaces, so it is suitable for POLINES students as they are prepared to be able to work instantly after graduate. This study involves 2 classes of experiment groups and the other 2 classes for control groups. In the beginning of the reseach, both experiment and control groups are given pre test of TOEIC. Then, the Blended Learning is implemented in the experiment classes for 3 months. Post test are given at the end of the reseacah, and it shows that the TOEIC scores of the reading comprehension section of the students in experiment group is significantly different from the students in the control groups.