Maturity 2022, from the preparation of the traces of the second test to the evaluation: operational indications of the Ministry. NOTE [PDF]

The Ministry of Education has issued a circular with the clarifications and operational indications for the state exams for upper secondary school.

Preparation of the tracks for the second test

As we know, this year the second test of the final state exam of the second cycle of education will be prepared by the examination committees, in the manner set out in article 20 of ministerial ordinance no. 65/2022, so that said test is adherent to the didactic activities actually carried out during the school year on the specific disciplines.

Article 20, paragraph 2, of the aforementioned ordinance provides: “For all the fifth classes of the same address, articulation, option present in the school institution, the teachers holding the subject of the second test of all the subcommittees operating in the school collectively elaborate, by June 22, three proposals for tracks, on the basis of the information contained in the class council documents of all classes involved; from among these proposals, on the day of the second written test, the outline that will be carried out in all the classes involved is drawn “.

Furthermore, article 20, paragraph 3, states: “When in the school there is only one class of a specific address, articulation, option, the elaboration of the three path proposals is carried out by the single subcommittee, by June 22, on the basis of the information contained in the document of the board of class and the proposals made by the teacher holding the subject of the test. The draw will take place on the day of the second written test. “

The characteristics of the test must comply with the Reference frameworks for the preparation and carrying out of the second written test.

As required by the ministerial note of 4 October 2018, n. 3050, in attachment 2, the Reference Panels provide information on:

• the structure of the exam;

• the fundamental thematic nuclei and the objectives of the test, in reference to each one

discipline that can be the subject of the second test;

• to the evaluation of the tests.

They consist of the following sections:

  1. a preamble, called “Characteristics of the exam”, containing the description of the structural characteristics of the exam;
  2. one or more tables, titled under the heading: “Discipline (s) characterizing the address object of the second written test”, containing the definition, for each discipline, of the fundamental thematic nuclei and the objectives of the test. By “fundamental thematic nucleus” we mean an essential and indispensable conceptual node of the discipline.By “test objective” we mean the indication of the cognitive operations and operational procedures necessary to carry out the test itself, or, in other words, the description of what the candidate will have to demonstrate in carrying out the test, in relation to the fundamental themes identified above;
  3. an evaluation grid for the attribution of scores, containing a set of indicators linked to the objectives of the test with a distribution of the score by bands among the various indicators, which the Examination Boards use to construct an evaluation tool calibrated on the specific test, declining the aforementioned indicators into level descriptors.

The administration recommends promoting study and in-depth study opportunities aimed at broadening the knowledge of the reference frameworks, also involving the students of the final classes.

In the scientific high schoolsince the second test focuses on Mathematics, both for the traditional course, for the Applied Sciences option and for the sports section, the elaboration of the track proposals will involve the teachers in charge of teaching in all the classes of the aforementioned courses present in the educational institution.

Pursuant to article 20, paragraph 4, of the ordinance, if the reference frameworks foresee an hourly range for the duration of the test, each sub-commission, by 21 June 2022, collectively defines this duration. At the same time, the president establishes, for each of the sub-committees, the day and / or the starting time of the test, notifying the register of the institute or any interested institutes.

Where the proof concerns more subcommittees of the same educational institution, they agree on the duration of the test, while the presidents define by mutual agreement the start time of the test and the draw procedures for the track.

For study programs that do not have a Specific reference framework, for the purpose of elaborating the path proposals, the reference framework of the relative ordinance address (the one for which the diploma is obtained) and / or the structure and characteristics of the national tests of the specific path administered in 2019 will be taken into account as compatible.

In relation to the procedure for formulating the three proposals for the outline of the second test referred to in Article 20, paragraph 2, of the ordinance, all teachers holding the subject of the second test must declare in writing:

to) whether or not in the 2021/2022 school year they privately instructed one or more candidates assigned to the other sub-committees involved in the preparation and administration of the test;

b) whether or not they have kinship and affinity relationships within the fourth degree or of marriage, civil union or de facto cohabitation with candidates assigned to other sub-committees involved in the preparation and administration of the test.

In the case of an affirmative declaration, pursuant to letter a), the teacher refrains from participating in the collective work.

In the case of an affirmative declaration pursuant to letter b), the president of the subcommittee of which the commissioner is a member, having heard the president of the subcommittee to which the candidate involved is assigned, may decide on a justified derogation from incompatibility.

Evaluation of exam tests – rounding of the score

The ministerial note of 28 March explains that the conversion tables of the score of the written tests referred to in Annex C to the ordinance and the grid for the evaluation of the interview referred to in Annex A provide for the possibility of assigning a score with a decimal (.50) to each exam.

It is specified that therounding up to the next will only be done onceafter adding the individual scores obtained in the two written tests and in the interview, on the total score obtained in the examination tests.

Second level adult education paths

The scholastic credit of second-level adult education paths, attributed in fortieth with the procedure referred to in Article 11, paragraph 5, of the ordinance, is converted into fiftieth in accordance with Article 11, paragraph 1, of the ordinance .

Report of the committee chairman

Also this year the Committee Presidents will send a specific report to the competent USR, based on an online form available on the “Web Commission”, containing observations on the performance of the tests and on the students’ learning levels, as well as any proposals for improvement of the state exam.

Maturity 2022, from the preparation of the traces of the second test to the evaluation: operational indications of the Ministry. NOTE [PDF] – Horizon School News