Using The Rasch Model to Measure Science Teachers’ Perception toward Teacher Professional Development Program in Nagekeo, East Nusa Tenggara
This study purpose to explore the perception in which teachers who experienced the implementation of the TPD program in Nagekeo, East Nusa Tenggara, and observe the manifestations of these perceptions in the improvement models future. Sixteen science teachers from Nagekeo, East Nusa Tenggara participated in the study. The research method used in this study using description-quantitative research with questionnaires and interview for teachers’ perceptions about their experiences in a teacher professional development program for this study focus on MGMP. Data were collected together by a questionnaire and interview for science teachers' who have training in the TPD program (MGMP). Data collected in the middle of the school year (2019-2020). The analysis of data by processing science teachers' answers based on the item in the questionnaire using Rasch analysis and in-depth interviews. The result of this study suggests some of the science teachers believe that the program has been carried out according to standards but needs to be improvements in the selection of the appropriate method. Moreover, science teachers explain that the knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired by science teachers when involved in the program. For the future study, we recommended long-term studies on the improvement of the teacher professional development program in Nagekeo, East Nusa Tenggara. The study can be using a resources of partnership approach, technology, and ethnoscience to increase knowledge of the TPD program and their role to improve science teaching and learning in class.