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This research was classroom action research, which aims at improving students' motivation of their poor performance through learning model Aptitude Treatment Interaction (ATI) on VII.3 grade students of SMP Negeri 6 Parepare. Aptitude Treatment Interaction (ATI) can serve individual student differences by adjusting treatment or learning method with students' abilities. The use of this model was emphasizing to create small groups of students that have achievement alike. Students with have low academic achievement based on test results and teacher interview will be grouped into one group and will be given preferential treatment by tutoring intensity rather than the group of high academic achievement. Subjects of this research were students of class VII.3 SMP Negeri 6 Parepare which is consist of 25 students. This research was conducted in two cycles. The procedure of this research involved four phases: (1) planning, (2) Implementation of action, (3) observation, (4) Reflection. The data collection was done by observation, tests, and questionnaires for each cycle after giving treatment through learning model Aptitude Treatment Interaction (ATI). Data collected were analyzed using quantitative and qualitative analysis. The results of this research indicate that the Aptitude Treatment Interaction (ATI) can be an alternative method to improve learning motivation of low achievement students. The results of this research also showed that the Aptitude Treatment Interaction (ATI) can be an alternative to problem-solving in the classroom, especially for low achievement students.


Aptitude Treatment Interaction (ATI) Learning Motivation and Low students’ achievement

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Syawal - Syawal, Universitas Muhammadiyah Pare-pare

Syawal is a member of  English Education Department of Faculty of Teachers Training and Education Muhammadiyah University of Parepare. He is currently in the second semester of P.hD. program at State University of Makassar. His research interests are in the areas of learner autonomy, language policy and language teacher education.

Patahuddin - Hakim, Universitas Muhammadiyah Parepare

Patahuddin has been a member of Muhammadiyah University of Parepare since 2003. He lives in Parepare, and is currently active in community service. His master’s degree in English Education Program at the Muhammadiyah University of Parepare, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. His expertise in teacher effectiveness and leadership in life skills education.

Alimuddin - Alimuddin, SMP Negeri 6 Parepare

Alimuddin is a teacher at SMP Negeri 6 Parepare since 2011. He lives in Parepare, and is curently active in doing research due to teaching strategy and teaching development skills. He is interest to participate on conference to motivate himself for global interaction.
How to Cite
SyawalS.-, HakimP.-, & AlimuddinA.-. (2017). The Implementation of Aptitude Treatment Interaction (ATI) to Improve Learning Motivation of Low Achievement Students. Script Journal: Journal of Linguistics and English Teaching, 2(2), 224-236.


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