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Laya Solomon examines multiple uses of assessments to aid the learning and teaching processes, providing practical suggestions based on research. She focuses on pre-, formative and affective assessments.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2012
The Haifa University Faculty of Humanities has decided to require students to write entries in the Hebrew Wikipedia on course material as part of the requirements for completing their courses. This is the first collaboration of its kind in Israel between an academic institution and Wikipedia.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2011
An initiative of the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora - DavenSpot aims to create a platform for educators who are instigating dynamic energy to school prayer. The ultimate question here is how do we teach people to daven and how can we evaluate our progress.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011
In a recent post on eJewish Philanthropy, Dr. Meredith Woocher, Director of Research and Evaluation at Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning, addressed some of the issues of carrying out Jewish Education program evaluation in a world that today is so full of change and ambiguity. She suggests adopting a new approach to evaluation which is able to give meaningful results in complex environments in which change is constant and often unpredictable. She suggests adopting the “Developmental Evaluation” model pioneered by renowned evaluator Michael Quinn Patton.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
Currently, there are no Hebrew (L2) reading assessments that have been tested to obtain evidence for reliability and validity on which to base decisions about Hebrew instruction. The authors developed a Hebrew benchmark assessment tool for first grade students modeled after Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, a standardized test of accuracy and fluency used to identify at-risk students and to monitor student progress.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2010
Dr. Gadi Rauner of Tel Aviv University in a Hebrew guest blog post discusses what he sees as a quiet yet revolutionary reform in Israel's education system. As part of the 'New Horizon' policy the Ministry is committed to implementing ongoing teacher assessment by school principals. The National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education in cooperation with The Avney Rosha Institute have developed a teacher evaluation instrument for this purpose. After a pilot run, the instrument will soon be implemented by school principals.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2010
The Big Portal of the Israel Ministry of Education is just that – a wide gateway containing a wide range of links to teaching, learning and assessment materials developed by the Ministry as well as by other institutions and individual teachers over the years. The listings contain curricula, lesson plans, teaching materials, learning activities, databases, assessment instruments, articles, presentations, tests, worksheets and more. The materials in the portal are from all areas of formal education, subjects and grade levels and are easily retrievable by specifying any of these characteristics.
Updated: Jan. 22, 2009