Scores - MERAV:
Calculation, Reporting to
Institutions & Examinees, Reevaluation
Acceptance to four-year programs at medical schools in Israel is determined by a combination of scores based on knowledge and educational achievements (score in a test of knowledge and score in the first part of the MERAV system - the analytical reasoning test) and scores based on personal and behavioral attributes (scores in the personal/biographical questionnaire and the assessment center). Each educational institution makes the decision how to weight these scores on the basis of its own individual considerations.
The score in the analytical reasoning test is calculated from the number of correct answers. This score is converted to a standard score an a scale with a mean value of 200. The range of scores is from 150 to 250.
Link to the Scoring Department’s leaflet on the analytical reasoning test which is attached to the score sent to candidates.
The score in the assessment center is calculated based on the level of performance at the stations and the score in the personal/biographical questionnaire is based on the answers to the the questionnaire. The scores are reported on a scale with a mean value of 200 and a standard deviation of 20. The range of scores is from 150 to 250.
In addition, a separate general score is calculated using the following weightings:
Stations - 70%
Personal/biographical questionnaire - 30%
The scores of all examinees are communicated to the educational institutions that use these systems as part of their acceptance process.
Score calculation: personal/biographical questionnaire
Score calculation in the MOR, MIRKAM, and MERAV systems
The score in the MOR and MIRKAM systems is calculated relatively to the population of examinees in each year, and reflects the candidate’s grading relative to other candidates. A low score does not necessarily mean that the candidate is unsuitable for medical school, but only that the candidate’s grading is lower than that of other candidates. It is important to remember that the population of candidates for medical school is extremely highly skilled, and every year many excellent candidates are rejected.
Reassessment of the Evaluation Process
You may request a re-evaluation of the input of the assessments given at the assessment center. In NITE’s experience, the probability of discovering an error in the data input is extremely low. There is a service charge for re-evaluation, but if the re-evaluation confirms that an error has occurred the charge will be refunded in full. Re-evaluation can be requested by logging on to the NITE website within three months from the test date.
Note: the score from the assessment center is based on independent observations and assessments by many trained assessors, which are equivalent to a large number of re-evaluations.