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This research is aimed at determining the process, suitability and effectiveness of HOTS as the assessment instrument and involves students of class XI IPS-4 at SMA Negeri 11 Medan, Indonesia. The method is a quantitative and descriptive in which all collected data is analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques expressed in the distribution of scores and scale categories. This study is validated by the material and evaluation validators. The instruments include the assessment guide, the assessment instrument response, quiz sheets for validators, quiz sheets for students, and learning outcome tests. The process of developing HOTS-based assessment instruments in Class XI IPS-4 SMA Negeri 11 Medan consists of 4 stages, namely: test preparation, media selection, format selection and test results design. The results show that the validation by the materials validator reached on average of 93.02% (very good) and by evaluation validators was noted to 91%, (very good). In the pre-test and post-test activities, on the pre-test there were 2 pupils (6.06%) included in the thinking category of a higher level (very good), 5 pupils (15.15%) (good), 15 students (45.45%) (fairly well), 8 students (24.24%) (not well) and 3 students (9.09%) with an average score of 48.12 (poor). In the post-test, there were 7 students (21.21%) in the very good category, 21 students (53.63%) were in the right category and 5 students (15.15%) with an average score of 74.91 were in the correct category. (21.21%) so that the results of post-test activities in the form of description questions were much better than those of post-test activities with the same form of questions.
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