Monday, October 23, the Ministry of education announced the launch of new program to increase the number of gifted students and honors.
It is planned to annually increase the number of gifted students 500 people. Thus, after five years in Israel will study the order of 18200 gifted students.
The excellent students will increase annually per thousand people in five years will reach 17 thousand students.
It is also planned to increase the number of students, who have not passed examinations for the recognition in education. The number of such students will be increased this year by five thousand people and will amount to 75 thousand, and after five years was about 85 thousand.
Wednesday, October 25, will start admission to the program for gifted students and honors students for the next academic year. The process of determining honors and gifted students includes two stages of exams: the first will take place in schools, the second — in the examination centre.
In the first stage, each school identifies 15% of the students with the highest academic achievement. In the second stage, students expect more sophisticated tests to identify gifted students.