• Lu’luil Maxnun
  • Kristiani
  • Cicilia Dyah


The curriculum is an important component that must be considered in organizing education. Curriculum adjustments are carried out to meet all forms of skills and challenges that are present and are expected to be able to lead education in a better direction. Recently, the Minister of Education in Indonesia released an independent curriculum applied to Education in Indonesia. Some schools have implemented an independent curriculum, but some other schools have not implemented it. This research was motivated by the implementation of an independent curriculum. One of the schools that have implemented a independent curriculum is SMK Negeri 1 Kudus. This study aims to analyze the cognitive assessment instrument of the independent curriculum of the Office governance automation expertise program of SMK Negeri 1 Kudus. This research uses qualitative methods with an analytical approach. The source of data in this study is primary data. The data collection techniques used in this study were interviews, questionnaires, and documentation. The data analysis method in this study consists of data collection activities, data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion. The independent curriculum has focused on developing students’ mindsets by honing students’ higher-order thinking skills (HOTS). In learning, a student's HOTS can be honed and measured through cognitive assessment. The results of the study, based on the indicators of cognitive assessment of the independent curriculum, teachers of the Office governance automation expertise program of SMK Negeri 1 Kudus have not been optimal in making cognitive assessment instruments for the independent curriculum. The importance of knowing the suitability of the curriculum with the learning process carried out by teachers in schools is so that what is the goal of education is achieved effectively and efficiently as a provision for students to be able to face the challenges of the times.

Keywords: Cognitive Assessment, independent curriculum, Office Administration, Vocational High School.