6% of students repeat the year. Almost 1 in 5 suspended for trial

If it is practically impossible to repeat the year in elementary school, the phenomenon begins to be more widespread in middle school and then explodes dramatically in high school. This is confirmed by the data that the Ministry of Education has just published, which makes it possible to take stock of the 2021/2022 school year.

Actually in high school over 6% of students were “stopped” outright in June, while almost 1 in 5 took the “debt” and have to play for admission to the next grade in the final exams at the end of Augustwhat were once called remedial exams.

The highest rates of campaigns are recorded in some regions in the south, while in Sardinia there is a boom in errors. In middle school, 1.5% of students must repeat the year. The Skuola.net portal analyzed the MI report and highlighted the most interesting elements.

The number of failures increases after the first year of high school

Let’s start with high school. Here, 75.5% of female students and male students were admitted directly to the next class after they had achieved passes in all subjects. A number that is, however, slightly lower than twelve months ago: last year, 76% of students passed immediately after the final votes. On the other hand, 6.2% of the girls and boys will have to repeat the year without the possibility of appeal. Here, the figures are slightly more comforting than in June 2021, when the “not allowed” was 6.7%. The first classes are confirmed as the ones that put students in the most difficulty: 8.1% have to repeat the year, an increase on 7.1% in 2020/21.

In Puglia, the majors admitted to the next class. Sardinia black jersey

The recording region the highest number admitted to the next grade is Puglia (82.8%). Followed by Calabria (82%), Basilicata (81%) and Sicily (81%). At the bottom of the ranking we find Sardinia (68%), Liguria (71.2%), Friuli Venezia Giulia and Emilia-Romagna (71.7%). The figure for those who failed in Sardinia stands out: over 9%. A trend also in line with what was recorded in the matriculation exam: those who were not admitted and therefore rejected in the fifth year of secondary school were more than twice the national average. In the other regions, the figure exceeds 7% only in Liguria, Tuscany and Campania.

It fails more in technical and professional institutes

Unfortunately, failures can be a wake-up call that predicts early school leaving. In fact, the students who are not enrolled are not only concentrated in the first years of school, but also in the addresses where it is more frequent to register this phenomenon. THATIf it is true that the drop in the number of non-admitted students has occurred at the various addresses, it is equally true that De Faglige is rejected three times more than at Gymnasiums. In fact, the passers in the technicians go from 9.4% to 8.9%, in the Professionals from 10.8 to 10.3% and in the secondary schools from 3.8% to 3.4%.

In three regions, over 22% of students end the year with educational debt

The year-end polls also reveal an increase in judicial suspensions: students who will have to recovery of at least one insufficiency is 18.3% (last year they were 17.3%). Almost 23% of students in Lombardy and Friuli Venezia Giulia have educational debt, then we find Veneto and Sardinia with 22.3%. All other regions are detached. Puglia closes the ranking with 11.2% and Campania with 13.2%. It must be said that the total figure does not include what refers to the Aosta Valley and Trentino Alto-Adige.

Graduates in middle school are increasing

Moving on to analyze middle schools, 98.5% of those entering the next class in first and second years, an increase on 2020-21. Rejections have therefore fallen: 1.5% against 1.7% last year. At regional level, the admission rate for the second highest class is recorded in Molise (99.5%), followed by Basilicata (99.2%) and Puglia (99.1%). The lowest figure is registered in Piedmont with 97.7% of those hospitalized. In this case too, students from Valle d’Aosta and Trentino Alto-Adige are not included in the total.

The social lift broke: so comments Daniele Grassucci, director of Skuola.net

“Our school turns out to be “loving”, an expression very dear to Minister Bianchi, only up to the eighth grade. Then it becomes “ruthless” and punishes the less brilliant students with the refusal: the high school is referred in percentages 4 times higher than the average. It is a pity that this phenomenon mainly affects the weakest students, that is to say those who go to school addresses where there are statistically higher dropout rates. Suffice it to say that in the professional institutes of Sardinia, Sicily and Campania, they students who fail, more than double the national average. In short, rejection often becomes an antechamber to school dropout, which in Italy affects about 13% of young people. On the contrary, in secondary schools whose members mainly come from more favorable social backgrounds , the rejection is reduced to a minimum: half the national average. In short, the social elevator has broken down, the school is struggling, at least according to the big numbers, to help young people with less chance of getting out.”. This is how Daniele Grassucci, director of Skuola.net, comments

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