Many teens in difficulty with the safety rules. Fears about ‘fragile’ professors confirmed: in 4 out of 10 cases at least one teacher was connected online. The questions about coronavirus and lockdown are very popular.
A true examination, in spite of those who spoke of a test facilitated by circumstances, almost useless. It seems that schools have taken seriously the complex mission that the Ministry of Education has entrusted to them: to ensure that the Maturity 2020, despite the cutting of the writings and the restructuring of the oral, was a reliable test to verify the
student preparation. To say this are the same students who have already taken the maxi oral exam: 300 graduates who entrusted their impressions in the immediate post-exam to the Skuola.net website. Because almost 1 in 2 confesses to having been blown away by the performance of a test which proved more difficult than expected; while more than 6 out of 10 tell of very formal commissioners (37%) if not rigid (24%). At the
In the end, only 1 in 3 found the oral more simple than expected.
More in line with expectations, that is, complex, the approach of the boys with the other great element of novelty of this anomalous maturity: the safety rules. Almost half of the graduates interviewed (44%) admit that they made some mistakes and failed to comply with all the requirements. If there hadn’t been school staff ad
helping them probably would not even have been able to sit in front of the commission.
And the other 56% avoided missteps only because they had gone through all the passages of the protocol at home. Tension could have been cheating on so many students, given that for 30% of them social and health procedures were a real additional source of anxiety.
Staying on safety, another topic that animated the eve of the exam was that of the so-called fragile professors, who for age or health reasons could have asked not to be present at school but to go online to question the candidates . There was a fear of a (physical) mass absence and, according to what the graduates questioned by Skuola.net say in these first hours of examination, the phenomenon is actually
widespread: it is true that 6 out of 10 students were able to deal with a commission completely in attendance but, in the rest of the classrooms (37%), at least one teacher remained at home, asking his questions through a computer.
But apart from the formal aspects, how did the tests go? Yes, he started with the paper on the address subjects (instead of the second written test), on a topic agreed and prepared at home well in advance. In theory everything had to be under control. Here too, however, the difficulties were not lacking: 38% of the interviewees said they went into confusion or that they got stuck. All in all it went better with the questions in the dark,
those on the rest of the programs: just 1 in 4 was saved from the query
additional. But the extra questions from the commissioners, albeit numerous, did not do much harm: 3 out of 4 students say they were able to answer everything correctly. Well, the analysis of the Italian text, carried out orally (to replace the first text): especially poetry proposals (option most appreciated by most students) and almost always the authors were among the most thorough in class (Pascoli, Leopardi , D’Annunzio, Pirandello, Ungaretti, Montale, etc.).
At the via degli orali there was a lot of curiosity to check even if the teachers would have accepted the invitation of the Minister of Education, taking advantage of the questions of Citizenship and Constitution to ask something about how the children had experienced the health emergency and the long lockdown . An assist that collected around 60% of the exam commissions: 15% focused only on that, perhaps widening the discussion to the norms
referred to several times in these months (such as the Dpcm, the articles of the Constitution on the right to health and the free movement of people, etc.); 43% added more questions
And now? What will the boys do immediately after taking off this job and grabbing the diploma? The head is already looking to the future: 37% assure that they will immediately put themselves down to prepare for university entrance tests and various selections. Another 30%, however, for the time being will just rest after weeks at high voltage. But 1 in 3 doesn’t
will renounce the travel of maturity. Although, given the situation, it will almost certainly be in Italy.