Evaluation of the Program
Maktabat al-Fanoos has been evaluated on an ongoing basis by both the Ministry of Education and the two foundations that support the program, Price Philanthropies and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
The Ministry of Education’s RAMA research division conducted an extensive survey of parents and teachers in the preschool program at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Here is a link to some of the findings.
RAMA conducted a survey of both Maktabat al-Fanoos and its comparable program in Hebrew, Sifriyat Pijama, in first and second grades during the 2018-2019 school year. Here is a link to some of the finding.
At the end of the 2016-2017 school year, the two foundations surveyed teacher use of the books. Click here for a summary of the findings.
Click here for a summary the evaluation at the end of the 2014-2015 year.