The statistics from the Meitzav ("Measures of School Efficiency and Growth") exams (מיצ"ב - מדדי יעילות וצמיחה בית-ספרית) were released last week by the Ministry of Education and published on Ynet. Modiin Maccabim Reut is at the top of the list of Israeli communities with a combined achievement index of 80, a higher index than in previous years. The statistics that were released are based on the Meitzav exams taken in 80 communities throughout the country in 2016. Modiin is in fourth place on the list, behind Tel Mond with a score of 89, Binyamina-Givat Edah with 87 and Ramat Hasharon with 84. Eighteen schools in the city were tested, which is higher than most communities with 90,000 residents.
The Meitzav exams are structured to include achievement tests that reflect the cognitive results of the education, as well as surveying the school climate and pedagogical environment that reflect the socio-emotional-pedagogical aspects. The achievement tests were designed to examine the extent to which elementary and junior high school students meet the level of requirements expected by the curriculum.