Two regions with 100% promoted: Molise and Basilicata. 5.9% of the candidates obtained honours: on the podium, looking at the percentage values, Puglia (8.8%), Calabria (8.6%) and Molise (8.5%).
All passed: 99.9% of the Italian students who had been admitted to the state exam, in elementary and high school, passed the test. The Ministry of Education reveals data regarding the exams which, following the measures taken to contain the emergency situation related to Covid in the last two years, have seen the return of written tests, both in the first and second cycle. For middle schools, the figures from the ministry say, the pass rate for the final exam was 98.5% (last year it was 98.3%, so it is stable). And just like last year, 99.9% of the admitted girls and boys passed the test.
In Molise and Basilicata 100% promoted
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Two regions with 100% promoted: Molise and Basilicata. 5.9% of the candidates obtained honours: on the podium, looking at the percentage values, Puglia (8.8%), Calabria (8.6%) and Molise (8.5%). More than every second candidate achieved a grade of 8 or more. 7.2% achieved the highest grade, 10. 19.4% went out with nine and 25.8% with eight. Even with regard to high schools where 96.2% of graduates surveyed had been accepted, 99.9% of students who took the tests were graduates. This is the same percentage that was recorded in 2020/2021.
The number of graduates with distinction is increasing
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As for the final grades, the graduates with honors are increasing, albeit slightly: they are 3.4% against 3% a year ago, while the students who achieved 100. They are 9.4% against 13.5% last year. The ministry’s data also shows that valuations between 91 and 99 (from 15.6% to 15.1%) and between 81 and 90 (from 20.8% to 21) remain almost stable. 51.2% of female students and male students are aged 60-80 compared to 47.1% last year. Candidates in the 71-80 range go from 23.8% to 27%, 61-70 from 18.5% to 20.1%. The 60s are slightly down: They go from 4.8% to 4.1%. A total of 16,510 students received the honour. The region with the highest number of graduates with distinction in percentage is Calabria (6.6%). Followed by Puglia (6.3%), Umbria (5%) and Sicily (4.8%).
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In high schools, 5.1% of graduates achieved honors (up from 4.7% last year), 12% reached 100, 17.8% between 91 and 99 and 22.4% between 81 and 90. Classico is confirmed in first place for the number of graduates with honors (9%) followed by European High School (7.9%) and by Scientific (7.5%). In the technical courses, 1.8% of girls and boys achieved honors (steady on last year), while 7.1% achieved 100, 12.1% between 91 and 99. In Professionals, honors for 0.9% of the candidates, grade 100 for 5.8%, grade 91-99 for 12% and 81-90 for 19.7%. 8.9% of female students and students on four-year courses achieved honors and 13.3% achieved honours.