The Effectiveness of Preparatory Tracks in Jewish Day Schools
Publication Date: March 2002
Publisher(s): AviChai Foundation
Author(s): Marvin Schick
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Day Schools; Curriculum; Jewish Education
Coverage: United States
The author presents data on the short-term impact of Jewish day school education on high school students who entered the school with little or no previous day school background. He examines the impact of preparatory tracks, designed to quickly raise both the Judaic knowledge level and the observance level of participating students. He concludes that preparatory tracks are successful, particularly in Orthodox schools.