[Autom. eng. transl.] Evaluation of school learning is a complex and delicate subject. The (relatively) recent tendency to use standardized assessment tools has allowed the emergence of a useful tool, if only for the purposes of comparability and replicability of the analyzes, to evaluate this multi-faceted phenomenon. In this chapter we use the main tool for the evaluation of MIUR - the INVALSI tests in basic subjects, Italian and Mathematics - to understand the elements of difference and similarity in terms of learning of students, secondary schools of first and second degree, between Sicily and other Italian regions, and compared to national averages. This analysis allows to reconstruct the spatial deviation and - with caution - also the temporal deviation of the data related to the aforementioned tests taking into consideration the last five scholastics, from 2009-2010 to 2013-2014, of the scholastic performance of the students. In general, the results of the analysis show that the level of scholastic learning of Sicilian students is lower not only compared to the Italian average but also with reference to the other regions of the South. This result is valid in the two school orders, even if in this overall picture we can find some differences that will be specified in the following paragraphs.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Territorial gaps in student learning|
|Title of host publication||L'istruzione difficile. I divari nelle competenze fra Nord e Sud|
|Number of pages||41|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|