Downloadable Forms:

 Report Score to Institutions
Mail Extra Copy of Score Report
Re-evaluate Answer Sheet

How Are Scores Calculated?

An examinee's score is not affected by the administration date, language, or version of the test. Scores are calculated in such a way that an examinee who takes the test with a group of examinees with above- or below-average ability will not score differently than if he had taken the test with another group, on a different date.

Score Calculation: A Three-Step Process:

  1. Calculation of raw scores: The total number of correct answers in each section is the raw score for that section.
  2. Calculation of the score for each test section: In order to equate the scores of examinees who were tested using different versions of the test, the raw scores for the three test sections are converted to a uniform scale.
  3. Calculation of the AMIR score: the scores from the three sections are used to calculate the total test score.

The  AMIR scoring scale ranges from 150 - 250 points.

Understanding the Scores 

Each academic institution has its own policy regarding the use of examinee scores. For the most part, scores are used to determine whether an examinee will be required to take English courses, and if so, at what level. A few institutions use the scores as one of their admissions criteria.

Different institutions may make different decisions on the basis of the same score.

The Scoring Department Services

  • reporting of test scores to educational institutions and to examinees
  • summoning examinees for retesting

The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation prefers to post information for examinees on its website, but also operates according to the following guidelines:

Reporting of Test Scores

Reporting Scores to the Educational Institutions

Israel's institutions of higher education make decisions regarding their applicants based, in part, on scores that are reported to them by the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation. An institution is only allowed to use these scores as part of the admissions process.

Scores will be reported within 45 days to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bar-Ilan University, the University of Haifa, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv University, and the Technion.

Scores will also be sent to whichever additional institutions the examinee indicates on the registration form. AMIR scores may be sent to the following institutions: Ariel University, Holon Academic Institute of Technology, the Open University, the College of Management-Academic Studies Division, the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, the Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Afeka-Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Kaye Academic College of Education, Tel-Hai Academic College, Sapir College, Beit Berl College, Ruppin Academic Center, the Inter-Disciplinary Center Herzliya, Achva Academic College, Talpiot College of Education, Shalem College, Ono Academic College, Ashkelon Academic College, the Academic Center of Law and Sciense and Vingate Institute.

The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation will report scores only to those institutions listed on the registration form and to no others.


Requesting Changes:

If, after you register for the test, you wish to change your preferences regarding which institutions (including the Technion) should receive your scores, NITE recommends that you make these changes by logging onto the website or by downloading the Reporting Scores to Institutions form, saving the form on your personal computer and sending it as an email attachment to the Scoring Department at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax it to 02-6754765.

The Scoring Department will notify you in writing once your request is received.  Only this notification will oblige NITE to fulfill your request. If you do not receive this notification, please contact the Scoring Department by telephone the day after the request is sent in order to ascertain whether it has indeed been received.

There is no charge for making these changes.

Upon receipt of a request to report scores to additional institutions, NITE will make those scores available to the institutions within seven working days. It is not possible to reduce the time needed to report scores.

Reporting Scores to Examinees

Within 45 days of the test administration date, scores will be reported to examinees either by email, or via the Israeli postal service to the address that appears on your registration form. Scores will be sent by email only, unless you specified otherwise when registering. In this case, scores will be sent only via the Israeli postal service.

You may also access your scores on this website, around the same time they are sent to the educational institutions, by logging on using your personal information:  ID number and reference number (The reference number appears in two places: on the test registration verification and on the test notification slip). The Scoring Department will not give out reference numbers to examinees over the telephone.  . It is therefore important to save your reference number until you have received your score

Each score report is accompanied by an explanatory leaflet. HebrewEnglish

 

  • Scores for all examinees tested on a particular date are calculated at the same time. No scores for individual examinees will be released earlier than others.
  • The National Institute for Testing and Evaluation does not release test scores by telephone or fax.
  • Examinees may ask to have another copy of their scores mailed to their home address for up to three months after the test administration date at no extra charge. After this time, copies of test scores can be ordered online or by downloading the Credit Card Payments from this website. Save the form on your computer and send it as an email attachment to the Scoring Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to 02-675-4765. Please telephone the Scoring Department the day after sending a request to ensure that it has been received.

 

Requests for Re-evaluation

Test answer sheets are read by an optical scanner. Although this method is extremely accurate, the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation offers examinees the option of having their answer sheets checked a second time. This rechecking is done manually. A fee is charged for this procedure; however, if it is discovered that a scoring error has indeed occurred, this fee will be refunded. In our experience, the chances of an error are slight. To submit an appeal of this kind, contact the Scoring Department by phone or download the Form for Credit Card Payments for an Answer Sheet Recheck. You should save the form on your computer and send it as an attachment by email to the Scoring Department at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax it to 02-675-4765. Please telephone the Scoring Department the day after sending a request to ensure that it has been arrived.

You are entitled to request a recheck of your answer sheet for up to three months after the test date. A response will be sent within seven working days after the request and its accompanying payment are received.

Summons for Retesting

When Tests are evaluated, certain checks are routinely performed to ensure that examinees' scores accurately reflect their ability. In certain cases, the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation may encounter difficulties in evaluating a test score, either because of irregular or inconsistent findings on the test, or as a result of technical problems. If, at any time, doubt arises as to a test's reliability, for any test administration and for whatever reason, including those mentioned above, the examinee is summoned for retesting at the offices of the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation in Jerusalem, and the test score is frozen until the matter has been clarified. Only after the examinee is retested will the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation decide how to deal with the case. Generally, a summons for retesting is sent in writing to the relevant examinees within six weeks of the original test date, but it may also be issued at a later date.