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General Background

High school students from weak socio-economic backgrounds who struggle at school are often unable to receive passing grades in their studies. These students are more likely to fail the bagrut or ‘chutz’ exams which can prevent them from being accepted from post-high school programs. This barrier will reduce their employment opportunities in the future and will thereby perpetuate the circle of poverty in which they were raised.

Target Population

Students in 10th-12th grades from a weak socio-economic background

Vision and goals

Attainment of a bagrut certificate for students, from a weak socio-economic background for whom it is difficult to pass the bagrut/’chutz’ exams on their own, by offering them academic assistance. Realizing this goal will enable them to integrate into post-high school programs for vocational studies so that they can earn a respectable income.

Links

The Teuda project, run by the Beit Yaakov of the Land of Israel Center, is funded by YT and has been operating through its support and under its supervision since 2008. Starting in the 2015 school year, the Safra Foundation joined the project. Intensive remedial lessons and support in small groups are offered to struggling students.

Components of the project
  • Identifying struggling students using diagnostic exams which are prepared and graded by YT
  • Dividing the students into small learning groups (4-6 participants)
  • Offering remedial lessons in Hebrew language, mathematics and English which are taught by a professional educational staff
  • In-service training for the teaching staff several times a year on remedial teaching methods and strategies for teaching students with learning difficulties
  • In addition to professional support, tracking the progress of the students is done continuously by YT and by the school staff based on grades from internal school exams and from the results of bagrut and ‘chutz’ exams
  • Professional training days and (not sure whether הערכה is referring to appreciation or evaluation) for the staff of the project

As a result of the success of the Teuda project, YT developed a model to train the educational staff of high schools to run the project independently and to be able to take advantage of the vast professional knowledge that Teuda has accumulated over the years.

The project offers:
  • Guidance for the principals and for the school networks about how to fully utilize the government budget
  • Training for the coordinators on how to run the remedial lessons and on how to use the tools offered by the project
  • In-service training for teachers of the core subjects who work with struggling students
  • Diagnostic exams to identify students who are suited for the project
  • Information system to track the progress of the students
  • Professional guidance, support and supervision
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