Scores - MITAM:
Calculation, Reporting to
Institutions & Examinees, Reevaluation
|Reporting scores to institutions|
|Payment for mailing an extra score report|
|Payment for answer sheet re-evaluation|
How are the Scores Calculated?
The scores in the MITAM test are relative scores, reflecting the achievement of an examinee relative to the other examinees. Three scores are calculated for each examinee: a score for the section testing knowledge and comprehension of statistics and research methods; a score for the section testing comprehension of scientific texts on psychology; and a general score calculated from the scores in both sections.
The first stage of the score calculation process is calculation of the raw scores in each section of the test (according to the number of correct answers in each section). Next, the raw scores are standardized in order to allow comparison between the scores in the different sections and enable an accurate ranking of all the examinees.
In the second stage, the general test score is calculated as a weighted average of the scores in the two sections (40% for the section on knowledge and comprehension of statistics and research methods and 60% for the section on comprehension of scientific texts in psychology), and this average is translated into the final test score by applying a conversion formula (the formula appears in the explanatory leaflet sent to examinees when the scores are announced).
All the scores reported for the MITAM test are standard scores on a scale from 50 to 150 with a mean of 100 and standard deviation of 20.
The scores in the MITAM test are valid for applications for Master’s degrees in psychology for five academic years following the test. For example, the results of the 2021 test are valid for applicants to the 2022-2023, 2023-2024, 2024-2025, 2025-2026 and 2026-2027 academic years. Likewise, the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 tests are valid for the 2022-2023 academic year.
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 details (ID number or foreign passport number, and password). You can also follow the procedures described below.
Reporting Scores to Academic Institutions
Academic institutions consider applicants on the basis of the scores reported directly to them by NITE. Every institution decides independently as to what weight is given to the MITAM scores in the admissions process for Master’s degrees in psychology or any specific specialization.
Your scores will be reported directly to all academic institutions in Israel offering advanced degrees in psychology within 45 days of the test date. The institutions to which scores are reported are listed here. NITE does not report test scores to institutions other than those listed. You can remove institutions from the list during registration.
Requests for changes: If you want your score not to be reported to any of the institutions you listed on the registration form, send an email before the test date to the Scoring Department at email@example.com, specifying to which institutions your score should not be reported.
If you want your score to be reported to other institutions, in addition to those you requested during registration, you can do so by logging on to the website. There is no fee for requests for changes. We recommend making the request via the personal area on the website. You may also download the Reporting Scores to Institutions form, and send it as an email attachment to the Scoring Department, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
After a score report request is submitted, the scores will be available to the institutions. The scores are retrieved by the institutions within seven working days. There is no possibility of shortening the reporting time.