The Ministry of Ed. may claim there's no need for preparatory workbooks for the exams, but they are a fact in the field and for the Bagrut (matriculation), too. Teachers teach to the exam due to pressure placed on them for high scores. We've become grade factories, and this unfortunately, leads to cheating, on all levels. Let's get back to the basics and real learning and teaching. A frustrated teacher.
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from the article: Israeli students face increasing number of standardized tests