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Israel Celebrates Gains, But Challenges Remain

Student test scores are up after significant government outlays; gaps between rich and poor still high

01/08/2013

Holon, Israel — Just before 1 o’clock on a sunny afternoon, students streamed out of the Amirim Public School and headed for home.

Israeli middle-schoolers, shown studying in a classroom in 2007. Maya Levin / Flash90 / JTA

Israeli Students Soar In International Tests

12/13/2012

Israeli students ranked seventh worldwide and top among Western nations on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study test in the 2011 school year, according to results released Dec. 11.

On the TIMSS science test, Israeli students came in 13th place worldwide while on the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study test they came in 18th. On all of the tests, Israel finished higher than it ever had before.

The TIMSS test was administered to eighth-grade Israelis while the PIRLS test was administered to fourth-grade Israeli students.

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