Scores - AMIR:
Calculation, Reporting to
Institutions & Examinees, Reevaluation
|Reporting scores to institutions|
|Payment for mailing an extra score report|
|Payment for answer sheet re-evaluation|
As of March 15, 2020, AMIR test scores will be reported on a scale of 50-150 (instead of 150-250), the same scale used for the AMIRAM test and for the English domain on the Psychometric Entrance Test. This change in the scale is retroactive and will apply to scores on AMIR tests that were administered previously.
Different test dates and versions will not affect your score. The scoring method guarantees that even if you take the test along with a group of above-average or below-average ability, your score will be no different than if you had taken the test on another date.
Scores are calculated in a three-step process:
1. Raw score - the number of correct answers in each section is the raw score for that section.
2. Calculating test scores - Two of the three test sections are used determine the score (see how the test sections are used). In order to compare the scores of examinees who took different versions of the test or took the test on different dates, the raw scores of those two sections are converted to scores on a uniform scale.
3. Final AMIR score - the section scores are used to calculate the final score of the test.
The final scores of the AMIR test are on a scale from 50 to 150.
What do the scores mean?
Each academic institution makes its own independent decisions on the basis of examinees’ scores. Typically, the scores are used to determine whether examinees will be required to take courses in English, and if so, at what level. At some institutions the scores form part of the criteria for admission.
A particular institution’s decision in response to an examinee’s score will not necessarily be the same as another institution’s decision in response to the same score.
Reporting scores to institutions and examinees & requests for re-evaluation
NITE’s Scoring Department deals with requests to report examinees’ results to institutions and requests to re-evaluate answer sheets. We recommend making these requests by logging on to the website with your personal information, where you will be able to access the following services:
Academic institutions handle applications on the basis of scores reported to them directly by NITE. Each institution is required to use the scores only as part of their own admission process.
Your scores will be reported directly to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bar-Ilan University, Haifa University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv University, the Technion, Ariel University and the Open University of Israel within 45 days of the test date. Your scores will also be reported to the other institutions that you selected on the registration form. The institutions to which NITE can report scores are listed here.
NITE will only report scores to the institutions listed above.
After registration, you may request that your score be reported to other institutions in addition to those you already requested, prevent it being reported to one or more universities (including the Technion), or request a report by email, NITE recommends doing so by logging on to the website or through the downloadable Reporting Scores to Institutions form. Save the form to your computer and send it as an email attachment to the Scoring Department, email@example.com or by fax to 02-6754765. If you do not receive an acknowledgment, please contact the scoring department by telephone the day after submitting the request in order to confirm that your request has been received.
Change requests are free of charge.
After a score report request is submitted, the scores will be available to institutions. The scores are retrieved by the institutions within seven working days. There is no possibility of shortening the reporting time.