Academic attainment in English language education of students in the national-religious school system is significantly weaker than in the nonreligious system, a study conducted by the Ne’emanei Torah Va’avodah think tank and lobbying group has revealed.

Children in the state religious school system performed worse than their peers in the state secular system in elementary school and high school and on the pre-university Psychometric exam, the study found.

NTA’s study found that in the results of the 2013 Meitzav national standardized tests for grade 5, there was a gap of 33 points, on average, in English language scores between the secular and national-religious schools system in favor of the secular school system.