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Oral Exam

Computerized Oral Bagrut Test

- For questions about the COBE please contact Beverly Chazan, national counselor for the COBE at or at 058-4902765

- Clip - Guided tour COBE (posted October 2019)

Technical Information

- Instructions for Students about the COBE - in Arabic (posted December 2019)

- Instructions for Students about the COBE\English\speakingguidelines.pdf(posted February 2018) (Updated October 2019)

- Letter to Principals (posted October 2019)

- Please note that an updated version of ITest 9.0.0 for the computerized oral Bagrut tests has been published by Matach. A notice about it was sent by SMS to teachers and administrators. More information is here  (posted October 2019)

- Suggested Technological and Pedagogical Guidelines COBE 016587- 4 And 5 Point Computerized Oral Bagrut Exam 2020  (posted October 2019)


- Answer Keys for the COBE Simulations for December 2019 and January, February and March 2020.  (posted March 2020)

- Excel File for Calculation of Oral Tasks and COBE Mock Exam 2020, Semel 016587 (posted February 2020)

**Teachers are not allowed to use the COBE Bagrut as a Tirgul (practice) or Matkonet because once the students go into the program with their ID number then it counts as their Bagrut. Teachers may use the simulation on the day it is broadcast as a Matkonet. (posted December 2019)

- The Moed Bet in July 2020 is designed only for students who experience technical problems on the COBE they have taken which could not be prevented. (posted November 2019)

- Final Dates for the 2020 COBE including Simulation Days (posted November 2019, constantly updated)

Guidelines, Rubrics and Tables of Specifications for the COBE 2020, Semel 016587 for Both 4 and 5 Point Students) (written by the COBE Team) (posted October 2019)

- Old Format Simulations for Practicing  Speaking

- 2019 Simulation of the Computerized Oral Bagrut Exam 

- Answer Key for the 2019 Simulation Exam (it states 2018 but it's the same AK for 2019)  (posted February 2019)

- Instructions for Students about the COBE\English\speakingguidelines.pdf(posted February 2018) (Updated October 2019)

- Oral Bagrut (COBE), G Rubrics and Other Bagrut Updates from Winter 2020 (posted July 2019)

Tziyun Shnati

- The yearly (shnati) grades for the COBE are to be reported on the
Manbasnet/Mashov no later than 48 hours prior to the COBE. In most schools this is done by the Bagrut secretary. There is NO need to write the COBE grades  (updated: October 2019)

- The written project continues to count for 30 % in the calculation of the tsiyun shnatey/hagasha for either modules A or C for 3 point students;  C or E  for 4 point students ; E or g for 5 point students.  
The project connected to the oral bagrut (COBE) is still a mandatory component for the exam.  Students must do a project so they can speak about it on Part B of  the exam. – Students CANNOT have their projects, any material or supplies with them in testing room. (October 2019)

- For the Rubric and the Table of Specification of the E pilot see separate page. (posted October 2019)

Clips and Videos

-  Clip - Teaching and Assessing Speaking in the Israeli Classroom: COBE (posted October 2019) 

- Crossing borders: using English in new contexts by Sivan Rahav-Meir (posted September 2019)

Archived Messages

- Final Dates for the 2019-2020 COBE and Additional Information (posted September 2019)

- The computerized oral exam (COBE) Sample tests (posted July 2019)

Computerized Oral Bagrut Exam (COBE) Feedback
(posted January 2019)

The COBE Exam - Clarifications
An updated practice exam will be posted in the near future
 (posted January 2019)

- Answer Key for the COBE Simulation on December 19th, 2018
(posted December 2018)

- Suggested Spreadsheet to Calculate the Computerized Oral iTest Matkonet for 4 and 5 points (see tab). (posted December 2018)

- Information slides about the Computerized Oral Bagrut (posted August 2018)

- Update about the App (website) for submitting Oral Grades for the F2F Oral exams: (posted February 2018)

- Over 12,000 students around Israel will be taking the Oral Bagrut via computer this year: Computerized Oral Bagut Exam (COBE). Do you want to see what's happening with this exciting program that is taking oral assessment to the next step? Check it out on the Portal!

- COBE Teachers’ Made Materials  This material has NOT BEEN checked - before you use please make sure that all the information and materials on this page match the official ministry documents of the COBE 2020
(posted August 2019)

   Last Updated:  06/04/2020  

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