Utami Maulina Siti Hikmah John Pahamzah
The aim of this research was to find out the influence of Sparkol Videoscribe on students’ speaking skills. The research methodology applied was a quantitative approach with an experimental design. This research was conducted at SMPIT Putri Al Hanif Cilegon in the second semester of the academic year 2018/2019. This research involved two classes of the eighth grade; experimental class and control class. The sample was 67 students. The instrument used was an oral speaking test which was divided into two parts; pre-test and post-test. Furthermore, the researcher used content and construct validity and Cohen’s Kappa coefficient to test the inter-rater reliability. After collecting the data, the researcher analyzed them by using a t-test through SPSS. The researcher got the result that the Sig.2-tailed value was 0.001. It was smaller than 0.05 (P-value=0.001 < 0.05). Therefore, the null hypothesis was rejected, and the alternative hypothesis was accepted. In other words, there is a positive influence on the experimental group which treated using Sparkol Videoscribe. In addition, the calculation of Cohen’s d was conducted in order to find out how far Sparkol Videoscribe affects students’ speaking skills. The result showed that the value of the effect size was 0.8 which meant it had a large effect. Based on the result of this research, it could be concluded that Sparkol Videoscribe gave the influence to improve students’ speaking skills.
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