A survey involving 37,000 girls and boys who passed the 2021 state exams. And those, to become a long-term horizon, also reached 40,000 graduates by 2020, to observe what they are doing today and how they are “reading” in retrospect on their exit from high school.
In fact, 80.3% of recent graduates view school time positively, while 70.4% favor the opening of their teaching staff to students. These figures represent the curve of the main indicators evaluated by AlmaDiploma after a two-year decline. Just as between 2019 and 2021, evaluation for other aspects of school organization was improved, such as recreational activities, appreciated by 72.5% of 2021 graduates.
Over half of the students would fully confirm their choice
However, there is no shortage of food for thought that will make us understand the kind of influence that the pandemic could have on the way to school for students who close their cycle in the middle of an emergency. Going back to the time of enrollment in high school, in fact, it is true that over half of the graduates (60.7%) confirm their choice in all respects (same path and same institution). This means, however, that after an increase observed between 2019 and 2020, in 2021 the proportion of those who would implement the election five years earlier will decrease slightly (in 2020 it was 65%). Evaluations that remain significantly confirmed, albeit with a slight decline, among the graduates of 2020: currently say 63.7% are fully satisfied with their schooling. Are the graduates less convinced by the choice made with 14? They are mainly those of vocational schools.
Father? The tools were there, the content less so
Among the passages of the AlmaDiploma Report, a focus on distance learning could not be lacking. Well, at least according to what was reported by last year’s high school students, about 9 out of 10 – 89.1% – believe they had adequate tools available to follow the lessons. Even though only 23.3% – with large differences depending on the field of study (20.8% in high schools, 25.5% in technicians and 30.2% in professionals) – state that they have done it more carefully to be and not to be distracted during the father as in the face-to-face lessons. In contrast, 64.3% claim that during distance learning they managed to improve the organization of study time compared to before.
The fact is that digital education is yet to be reviewed: only 30% of 2021 graduates believe it would be useful to continue using it, in an integrated way with that “personal”, even after the Covid-19 emergency. The most convinced of these are mainly professional teams (up to 33.6%), followed by technicians (32.6%) and finally high schools (27.7%).
As many as 4 out of 5 students did orientation activities
To continue the analysis, among the 2021 graduates, 79.4% did orientation activities, organized by the school for the post-graduate election: the figure oscillated between 82.7% for high school students, 77.7% for technicians and 64 , 8% for professionals. In the last school year (2020/2021), however, these activities decreased, especially in professional and technical ways, while this decrease was much more pronounced among the high school students.
76% of graduates go on to university, but 6% give up after one year
But as already mentioned, the AlmaDiploma survey also wanted to look at the way most “seasoned” graduates did by 2020. Among them, one year after graduation, 76.5% of graduates in 2020 had continued at the university. and is currently enrolled in a graduate course (59.8% are devoted exclusively to university studies, 16.7% have chosen to combine study and work); 14.1%, on the other hand, prefer to enter the labor market directly and exclusively. As is to be expected, the proportion of high school graduates enrolled at the university is significantly higher among high school students.
However, one, dissatisfied by the distance between expectations and reality or by the lack of interest in the chosen path, quickly revised their plans: still among the 2020 graduates, 5.9% of those who turn to d ‘University enrolled are after only one year of course; while among those who resisted, 9% still changed their faculty or address.