Dr. Tzur Karelitz
Member, consesus commitiee: Values Education
Director of Special Projects, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation (NITE). In his professional capacity he is, among other things, responsible for NITE’s Evaluation Unit and for the Hebrew Natural Language Processing project. He also serves as the chief psychometrician for the research team handling data processing, analysis and reporting of tests and surveys in the Israeli Education System. He teaches in the Department of Psychology at The Hebrew University and at NITE’s Psychometric Certification Program. He is active in international educational measurement and evaluation organizations and currently serves as chair of the Israeli Psychometric Association (ISPA).
He previously served as senior researcher at the Educational Development Center in Massachusetts (U.S.) where he was involved in research and evaluation of curricula, tests and professional training programs for mathematics and science teachers. He researched and developed tools for the Tufts University Research Center which assess characteristics of wise leadership, creativity and practical thinking of university applicants and also created developmental measurement tools for educational frameworks at the University of California, Berkley Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) center.
He holds a BA in psychology and management from Tel Aviv University, an MA in statistics and psychology and a PhD degree in quantitative psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, received in 2004.
Updated until: 2020