Matura exams 2023. A note with information guidelines for schools and students has been issued by the Ministry of Education and Merit.
In the last three years, the pandemic has also changed the way the state exam is carried out. A circular was issued in recent days which contains summary information on the conduct of the 2023 high school exam, which will return to take place according to the rules in force before the Covid. A possible exception could only concern the paths for transversal skills and orientation (Pcto), “for which the pandemic has caused difficulties in carrying out the activities and, in some cases, the failure to reach the expected hourly target – highlights the Ministry – For these reasons, the obligation to carry out PCTO activities for admission to the 2023 state exam could subsequently cease to exist, subject to the enactment of a specific law”. On the other hand, the provision for carrying out the Invalsi tests as an admission requirement during the current school year will remain unchanged. We remind you that the law does not in any case provide for connections between the results of the Invalsi tests and the results of the State exam.
The written tests
The exam will consist of two national written tests and an interview. The first written test will verify the mastery of the Italian language or of the different language in which the teaching takes place, as well as the students’ expressive, logical-linguistic and critical skills. This test will be common to all fields of study and will take place in the same way in all institutes, with a maximum duration of 6 hours. Candidates will be able to choose between different types and themes. Seven tracks will be proposed, transversal to all fields of study, which can refer to the artistic, literary, historical, philosophical, scientific, technological, economic and social fields. The second written test will focus on one or more disciplines characterizing the course of study. “By January 2023, the disciplines covered by the second written test will be identified with a specific ministerial decree – the dicastery led by Giuseppe Valditara announces – Specific provisions will also be provided regarding the declination of this test in relation to professional education paths affected by the recent reorganization”.
The oral interview
“The interview will take place in a multi and interdisciplinary key in order to evaluate the student’s ability to grasp the links between the different knowledge by linking them appropriately to each other and will be aimed at ascertaining the achievement of the cultural, educational and professional profile “, is the summary of the Ministry. In detail, Legislative Decree 62/2017 provides that “the interview has the purpose of ascertaining the achievement of the cultural, educational and professional profile of the student. To this end, the commission proposes that the candidate analyze texts, documents, experiences, projects, problems to verify the acquisition of the contents and methods of the individual disciplines, the ability to use the acquired knowledge and to connect them to argue critically and staff even using the foreign language. During the interview, the candidate presents, through a short report and/or a multimedia work, the experience of alternating school-work carried out in the course of study”. In essence, it will be a matter of verifying the candidate’s ability to connect the knowledge acquired in a multidisciplinary perspective. The “Guidelines for orientation”, issued in recent days in implementation of the reform envisaged by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Pnrr), emphasize the orientation value of the State exam interview which will allow each candidate to deepen aspects of the disciplinary areas most congenial to him. To this end, in carrying out the interviews, the examination commission will take into account the information contained in the “Student Curriculum”.
Exam marks and commissions
The final evaluation will be defined with the distribution of the 100 points available to the commission, with the following criterion: school credit maximum 40 points; first written maximum 20 points; second written maximum 20 points; maximum interview 20 points. The minimum overall score to pass the state exam is sixty cents. The commissions of the final state exam of the second cycle of education will return to assume the ordinary structure and will be composed of a president external to the educational institution, three members internal to the educational institution and three external members.