La Performance Nelle Prove Digitali PISA Degli Studenti Italiani (Italian Students’ Performance in the PISA Digital Tests)

30 Pages Posted: 23 May 2015

Date Written: April 23, 2015

Abstract

Italian Abstract: L’indagine PISA 2012 includeva alcuni test anche in formato digitale, negli ambiti di matematica, lettura e problem solving. In queste prove, l’Italia ha riportato risultati più lusinghieri di quelli delle prove cartacee tradizionali. Tale risultato non è frutto di specificità del campione di studenti italiani e dei paesi di confronto nelle prove digitali; un impatto, seppure non esclusivo, lo esercita la bassa determinazione degli studenti italiani, che nelle prove cartacee spesso non completano la lettura delle domande e faticano ad arrivare al termine della prova. Il lavoro evidenzia poi che le competenze rivelate dalle prove digitali per il singolo studente, specie in ambito matematico-quantitativo, sono ceteris paribus fortemente correlate con quelle cartacee e che il pattern dei risultati è analogo; le competenze in problem solving sono a loro volta positivamente associate con una maggiore dimestichezza con le prove digitali. L’essere un’eccellenza nelle prove digitali non necessariamente richiede però di esserlo anche in quelle cartacee, le prime cogliendo la presenza di talenti inespressi nelle seconde, più vicine al tradizionale operare delle scuole.

English Abstract: PISA 2012 included an optional computer-based assessment (CBA) focusing on mathematics, reading skills and problem solving. Italian students performed better in the CBA than in the paper-based assessment (PBA). This was not due to any specific features of the student samples in Italy and in the other countries included in the comparison. One of the reasons seems to be that Italian students are less determined in their approach to paper-based tests, during which they often fail to read all the questions and have trouble in finishing in the allotted time. Furthermore, this study finds that students’ competencies as revealed by the CBA are, other things being equal, strongly correlated with those in the paper-based tests, especially in mathematics, and that the pattern of results is almost the same for both kinds of test. Competencies in problem solving are in turn positively associated with a greater familiarity with digital tests. Nevertheless, being excellent in the PBA is not strictly necessary to obtain an excellent result in the CBA as well, since the latter test probably shows talents which are not revealed in paper-based tests, more similar to traditional school exams.

Note: Downloadable document is in Italian.

Keywords: school, surveys of students’ proficiency, digital skills

JEL Classification: I20, I21

Suggested Citation

Montanaro, Pasqualino and Sestito, Paolo, La Performance Nelle Prove Digitali PISA Degli Studenti Italiani (Italian Students’ Performance in the PISA Digital Tests) (April 23, 2015). Bank of Italy Occasional Paper No. 267, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2609285 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2609285

Pasqualino Montanaro

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Paolo Sestito (Contact Author)

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
31
Abstract Views
405
PlumX Metrics