Final 2005-2006 Evaluation Report: Tanakh Standards and Benchmarks Project

By Barbara Neufeld

Education Matters, July 20, 2006

The Melton Research Center for Jewish Education implemented the first year of Phase II of the Jewish Day Schools Standards and Benchmarks Pilot Project during the 2005-2006 school year. This year was effectively a pilot test of the design and implementation of the TaNaKH Educator Consultant (TEC) role. It was an opportunity for the Project to determine how well the TECs were prepared to work with schools that a) chose to participate in the work, and b) agreed to provide the conditions required for participation -- time for teachers to meet and work on TaNaKH standards. It was also an opportunity to gain further knowledge about the capacity of the schools to make good use of the TECs to further implement standards-based teaching and learning of TaNaKH.

This report details what the Project accomplished and learned during its pilot year. To that end, it provides follow-up on a) the leadership of the Project at the Melton Center, b) the successes and challenges identified in the mid-year report, and, c) additional positive outcomes and challenges that became apparent at the schools during the second half of the school year. The report also draws conclusions about the success of the project at the end of its first year, and suggests implications for continuing the work with a second cohort of schools.

Topic: Educators, Pedagogy, Day Schools, Education, Jewish Text, Program Evaluation, Teachers

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Genre: Report

Coverage: New York, New York

Language: English

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Neufeld, Barbara. Final 2005-2006 Evaluation Report: Tanakh Standards and Benchmarks Project. Education Matters. 20 July 2006: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4945


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