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“The Zekelman Standards saved my curriculum. It has given me the framework of what I am trying to do, where I am going, and the building blocks of how to get there.”
“Our school’s goal of using the Standards is to ensure that the students have the skills appropriate to their grade level and to our delight, we see them gaining these skills.”
“Now my teaching and lesson planning are streamlined and focused. I am able to pinpoint what we are accomplishing – which skills are being mastered and which have to be retaught.”
“By sharing with us how they envision excellence in Jewish Studies instruction, MEF gave me a framework within which I could think and function…. It is such a comfort to know that I have a place to address my questions and that I can continue my education with people who are there to help me succeed.”
“I have never seen anything like it. These standards break down Chumash study into actual textual study skills with proper scope and sequence for development.”
“We are able to discover missing skills and even special learning needs early on, and are able to work with students right away.”
The future of education is more exciting than it has ever been. Ideas, guidance and resources have never been more accessible. Our students arrive in school each morning, their minds ready to be challenged and strengthened.
The Zekelman Standards for Chumash present benchmarks for student mastery of text-based Chumash learning at each grade level. Authored and reviewed by leading educators and used in a broad spectrum of Yeshiva and day schools around the world, their goal is always independent and inspired lifelong learning for every student.