According to what has been reiterated at the legal level, students’ study and training experiences abroad for periods of no more than one school year, which must be completed before the start of the new school year, are considered an integral part of the education and training courses . , are valid for re-admission in the home institution and are assessed on the basis of a successful continuation of the students’ educational path. The guidelines determine the procedures, the assessment criteria for students who have been abroad, and the obligations to which students and the institute are subject before, during and after the study stay abroad.
On return, the school helps the student prepare for the assessment
The Institute, according to the guidelines of the famous “Lorenzo Guetti” Institute of Higher Education in Tione di Trento, managed with great competence and excellent managerial qualities by Dr. Alessandro Fabris, to support the student in preparing for the assessment, facilitates him in attending remedial courses usually held in September.
- to complete his dossier, hand over to the teacher supervisor and/or to the principal the school’s documentation and the official evaluation forms obtained abroad, which will be kept in a certified copy by the school;
- supports, if determined by the class council, the supplementary interview with a view to re-admission to the class;
- participates in remedial courses organized in September, which are useful in preparation for supplementary interviews on the identified topics;
- attends, in case of admission to the class for participation abroad with lack of education, the remedial courses in September and supports the relative verifications;
- restores in the December verification session any educational gaps assigned after the supplementary interview on the subjects identified for re-admission in the class and those for the restoration of the educational gaps assigned in the previous classes if the September control had a negative result .
Fulfillments before 30 September
The class council (usually before the start date of classes and in any case no later than 30 September):
- on the basis of the school visited, the disciplines examined and the foreign school’s assessments, submit the student for a possible supplementary interview in order to express an overall assessment;
- assigns any educational gaps and indicates appropriate integration didactic interventions to complete the preparation necessary to continue studies. The student is obliged to participate in the aforementioned measures. In any case, in the event of a return to the last school year, an adequate period of time must be ensured for adaptation in the various disciplines;
- awards the academic credit for the year spent abroad;
- recognizes the hours of school-work alternation in relation to the experience abroad.
In line with the MIUR note of April 10, 2013, which refers to a “global assessment”, we read in the guidelines of the famous “Lorenzo Guetti” Institute of Higher Education in Tione di Trento, managed with great competence by Prof. Alessandro Fabris are not required to complete the evaluation document (report card) regarding the year abroad. The class council reaches the final overall assessment of the student, taking into account the results of the following assessments:
- Evaluation expressed by the foreign institute: allocation of a single grade derived from the average of the grades obtained in the subjects taken at the foreign institute;
- Evaluation expressed by the teachers who have completed the disciplinary tests: final grade derived from the average of grades given by the class council for each of the oral subjects. If the assessment reveals deficiencies in one or more disciplines, the student is given the opportunity to make up by completing a supplementary test within December of the school year;
- evaluation of the whole experience: considering that the year’s participation abroad constitutes a formative and growth moment that adds value to the student, to his maturity and to his transversal skills, where there are no contradictory or negative elements, possibly the foreign institute, the maximum score awarded is interpersonal skills.
If the university requests a fourth-year report for admission to the selection tests, the Class Council submits a report on the results of the evaluation expressed by the foreign institute and by the teachers who carried out the disciplinary assessments, in addition to the evaluation of interpersonal skills expressed by the Class Council.
Awarding of school credit
The class council identifies the fluctuation band for the school’s credit on the basis of the grade awarded according to the global assessment. In order to improve the experience, where there are no contradictory or negative elements associated with any defects reported in the items found, the maximum bandwidth is allocated.
Alternation between school and work
In accordance with the above and with the MIUR note, in which it is stated that the experience abroad “contributes to developing transversal skills (…) such as learning to read and use other codes, knowing how to recognize different rules and principles, learning to orient oneself outside one’s own human and social environment by using the ‘maps’ of another culture requires a commitment that goes far beyond that required by participating in a normal academic year, “the student involved, in during the school year, in a study experience abroad of over 90 days, hours of Alternanza ScuolaLavoro can be recognized up to a maximum of 100 hours for secondary schools and 150 hours for technical institutes. The class council can actually recognize:
- in relation to the transversal skills acquired abroad: up to a maximum of 60 hours for secondary schools and 80 hours for technical institutes;
- in relation to certifications of work/voluntary work experience issued by foreign associations/companies/schools: up to a maximum of 40 hours for secondary schools and 70 hours for technical institutes.
Furthermore, if during the aforementioned period abroad the student is involved in an internship developed according to the criteria for educational internships in Italy (signing an agreement and internship project between the host organization/company and the Italian institution), the maximum quotas may be overcome.
Participation in a stay abroad that lasts less than the school year
If the student returns from abroad within the month of January, there will be no moments of assessment of the disciplines, but rather the completion of a conversation necessary for an appropriate reintegration into the class. For this purpose, on the basis of the presented documentation, the achieved results documented herein and the interview, the Class Council indicates which possible recovery methods the student must observe in order to integrate the knowledge and skills that are considered indispensable for the continuation of studies (short recovery courses and/or specific indications). If the return from abroad occurs after the month of January or in the case of a stay abroad in the last part of the school year, the procedures laid down for participation in an entire school year abroad are applied, including the signing of an education contract and, if necessary, carrying out the supplementary interview on the fundamental core of the disciplines no later than the 30 September in the school year after returning from abroad.