NITE provides a wide range of services in the field of assessment and evaluation, including the following services:
- Development and administration of assessment and evaluation tools
NITE develops and administers assessment tools and batteries for institutions of higher education and other bodies. The development of assessment tools includes the writing, translating, and editing of the tests; experimental administration of the questions and tasks; analysis of the results; and production of the final version. The administration of assessment tools includes managing the registration and assignment process, producing test booklets or computerized versions of the tests, determining accommodations for populations with special needs, administering the tests, scoring the tests, conducting quality control, and reporting scores.
NITE takes the lead in most innovations in Israel in the fields of assessment and evaluation, such as computerized and adaptive tests, tests to diagnose learning disabilities, behavioral simulations, and computerized analysis of hand-written materials.
- Implementation of assessment and evaluation projects
NITE implements a range of projects in the field of assessment and evaluation for a number of bodies, including academic institutions, government ministries, non-profit organizations, and public and private institutions. Read more
- Research in selection, placement, accreditation, and evaluation
NITE is active in ongoing applied research dedicated to assessing the quality of the tests for which it is responsible. This includes quality assurance and studies of validity and fairness. In addition, NITE conducts theoretical and applied studies in the field of assessment and evaluation in order to broaden knowledge in the field. Read more
- Consulting services in the field of assessment and evaluation
NITE provides consulting services in the field of assessment and evaluation to a number of institutions in Israel and abroad, including academic institutions, government ministries, non-profit organizations, and public and private institutions. Read more
- Instruction and training in the field of assessment and evaluation
NITE provides a venue for hands-on experience for students studying for advanced degrees in assessment and evaluation, offers certificate courses in psychometrics, and conducts ongoing workshops on test writing for the faculty of institutions of higher education. NITE’s experts teach courses on assessment and evaluation in institutions of higher education and supervise students writing seminar papers and post-graduate theses.
- Contributions to the scientific community
Experts from NITE lecture in academic forums, publish studies in scientific journals, present their research at scientific conferences in Israel and abroad, and participate in international initiatives. They are members of professional committees in Israel, the managing councils of international organizations, and the boards of international scientific journals.