|YBA Dirrctor General, |
Rabbi Beni Nachtailer
According to the ministry's new ranking system, 21 of the the top 208 high schools (10%) belong to the Yeshivot Bnei Akiva educational network -- more than any other educational network in Israel.
Rabbi Beni Nachtailer, Director General of YBA, said in response to the publication of the new ranking, "This is a certificate of honor for our faculty members, who work day-in and day-out to make our schools the best possible. We are proud to be the industry leaders in value-laden education."
The ranking system measures over a thousand high schools in Israel according to a variety of parameters to determine which schools are the leading "value-laden" schools in the country.
- individual instruction plans according to each student's abilities and disabilities
- consistency of ongoing faculty involvement in the implementation of instruction plans
- level of faculty in-service training for ongoing professional advancement
- inclusion of special needs students in school framework and extent of mainstreaming
- faculty interventions to reduce student drop-out rate
- percentage of graduates serving in IDF and National Service
- involvement of students in voluntary community service projects (Tikun Olam)
- percentage of graduates achieving full matriculation certificates and average scores
- level of studies offered in Humanities, Mathmetics and the exact Sciences
- maintaining a matriculation examination process free of irregularities
- rate of improvement in all parameters over previous year's scores
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