Scores - YAELNET:
Calculation, Reporting to
Institutions & Examinees, Reevaluation
|Reporting scores to institutions|
|Payment for test re-evaluation|
Scores are calculated in a three-stage process:
1. Calculation of the scores in the multiple-choice sections: the raw score is equal to the total number of correct answers. In order to enable comparison of scores between those taking the test on different dates and with different test forms, the raw scores are converted to a uniform scale, ranging from 50 to 150.
2. Calculation of the essay score: the essay is scored by two evaluators according to four criteria: content, structure, richness of language and correctness of language. Each evaluator scores the essay independently. The score for the essay is the average of the scores given by the two evaluators, and is also converted to a uniform scale ranging from 50 to 150.
3. Calculation of the YAELNET General Score: the final score is a weighted average, in which the scores in the multiple-choice sections have a weight of 2/3 and the score for the essay has a weight of 1/3.
The YAELNET General Score also ranges from 50 to 150.
What is the Significance of the Scores
There is no “pass grade” or “fail grade” in the YAELNET test. The scores are used to determine whether examinees will be required to take Hebrew language courses, and if so at what level. In some educational institutions the test is also part of the entrance requirements.
Each institution takes independent decisions on the basis of the test scores. If one institution makes a particular decision based on an examinee’s score, another institution will not necessarily make the same decision.
Services offered by the Scoring Department include score reports to institutions and examinees, and reevaluation requests.
NITE recommends ordering these services by logging on to the website. They can also be ordered using the procedures listed below:
Educational institutions handle candidates on the basis of the scores reported directly to them by NITE. Each institution is committed to use the scores only as part of their admission process and not for any other purpose.
Your score will be reported within 7-10 days to the institution where you took the test. The institutions to which the score can be reported are listed here.
If you wish, after registration you may request that your score be reported to institutions on the list linked above, other than those you specified on the registration form, by logging on to the website. You can also use the downloadable Reporting Scores to Institutions form. Save the form to your computer 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.
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.