MaDYK is a universal screening assessment of Hebrew reading skills which enables educators to simply and easily monitor and develop a child’s Hebrew reading progress.
MaDYK offers educators a quick practical and innovative assessment that screens for indicators of potential problems, and allows for ongoing progress monitoring of students. This system is able to deliver accurate information regarding each individual child that can be utilized to create and plan a strategy tailored to improve every child’s reading according to their ability, and ultimately to improve the chance of an individual child’s overall academic success.
Academic research by the creators of MaDYK, in consultation with Acadience Learning, has enabled the establishment and development of international benchmarks of Hebrew reading skills. These benchmarks enable educators to determine the reading level of individual students, as well as enabling them to analyze reading patterns, and intervene based on the specific needs of each student. With a profound understanding of a student’s reading level, schools then have the ability to triage further assessment and intervention based on a student’s specific needs.
Some schools have their own internal measures and assessments. While these measures give schools some indication of student learning, many schools that now use MaDYK, were surprised to see that students who had tested well on the school's own assessments were not making adequate progress based on MaDYKs international benchmark. Just as we expect our schools to benefit from the most rigorously researched assessments from English reading, schools can now benefit from the rigorously researched MaDYK assessment tools for Hebrew reading.
The MaDYK team is committed to supporting and advancing children’s literacy skills and sees reading and assessment of reading ability as a vital educational tool. MaDYK is very aware of the extensive research which indicates that a child's ability to read is a significant predictor of overall academic, social, emotional, and behavioral success.