The effectiveness of CTL on the students’ news writing skill


  • Novelti Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Barat
  • Epidarwati
  • Rahma Putri



contextual, teaching learning, news writing


This study examined the impact of the Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) approach on
students’ news writing skills. This is a quantitative study that employs experimental methods. This
study’s population consisted of eighth-grade students from SMPN 2 Padangpanjang who were enrolled
in the 2020/2021 academic year. VIII B was chosen as the experimental class, and VIII A was chosen as
the control class. The homogeneity test was used to determine the homogeneity of variance in the pop-
ulation class. The Barlett test was used to determine the number of samples, which was determined to
be two classes of 64 people. Writing news performance tests was used as a data collection technique.
The t-test formula is used to determine the effect as well as test the hypothesis. The results revealed
that the control class students’ average news writing skills were more than adequate, whereas the ex-
perimental class students’ news writing skills were perfect. This is because the experimental class has
implemented CTL, which makes it easier for students to write news using the language’s structure and
rules. Based on the study’s findings, it is possible to conclude that the use of CTL has an impact on
students’ news writing abilities





How to Cite

Novelti, Epidarwati, & Putri, R. (2022). The effectiveness of CTL on the students’ news writing skill. AMCA Journal of Education and Behavioral Change, 2(2), 79–83.