Scores - MOR & MIRKAM:
Calculation, Reporting to
Institutions & Examinees, Reevaluation
Acceptance to medical schools in Israel is determined by a combination of cognitive variables, i.e. scores based on knowledge and educational achievements (comprehensive score (sechem) from the bagrut and the Psychometric Test), and non-cognitive variables, i.e. scores based on personal and behavioral attributes (final score in the MOR and MIRKAM systems). Each educational institution makes the decision how to weight these scores on the basis of its own individual considerations.
The final score in the MOR and MIRKAM systems is calculated from the score in the assessment center (55% weighting), the score in the Shaul questionnaire (15% weighting) and the score in the personal/biographical questionnaire (30% weighting). Scores range from 150 to 250. The mean score is 200, with a standard deviation of 20.
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.
Calculating and Reporting Scores
The scores of all examinees in MOR and MIRKAM are communicated to all the educational institutions that use these systems as part of the medical school acceptance process.
Only after all the educational institutions have received the scores can the candidates view the final score and the per-section score (personal/biographical questionnaire, assessment center, Shaul questionnaire) by logging on to the NITE website with their personal identifying details: ID number and individual password.
In addition the final score and the per-section scores (personal/biographical questionnaire, assessment center, Shaul questionnaire) are sent to each candidate’s email address, unless the candidate opted out of receiving scores by email.
As requested by the educational institutions, NITE communicates every item of information relevant to the application to study medicine to the medical schools to which the candidate has applied.
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.