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The Ministry of Education has prepared the draft DM (Regulation) which governs the competition to become school manager. Written test: all useful information.


The competition, which takes place every three years and is organized on a regional basis, is divided into:

  • possible pre-selection test (if the number of participants, at regional level, exceeds four times the number of available seats)
  • written test
  • oral examination
  • Evaluation of qualifications

The merit ranking is based on the sum of the points in the written test, the oral test and the score attributed to the qualifications.

Once engaged, school managers undergo the training and probationary period to confirm their role, and remain in the area of ​​responsibility for a period equal to the minimum duration of the management position provided for by current legislation, ie three years.

Written test

In the case of a pre-selection test, a number of candidates will be equal to three times those of the available places for each region to take the written test (Candidates who have achieved the same score as the last of those admitted and candidates will also be admitted, with a Percentage of disability equal to or more than 80% who do not need to take the preselection).

In the event that the pre-selection test is not carried out, all the candidates entered in the competition will take the written test.

How it happens

The written test (the duration of which is established by the competition announcement):

  • it is computer-based;
  • it is unique to the entire national territory and takes place in the region for which the candidate has applied for participation, identified at the sites of the USR;
  • is divided into 5 Open Questions In the 2 English language questions.

Open-End Questions

The 5 questions to answer open Worry the following areas of discipline:

a) Legislation refers to the education and training system and the systems of studies in Italy with particular attention to the ongoing reform processes;

b) methods for implementing complex organizations, with particular reference to the reality of public schools and educational institutions;

c) processes of planning, management and evaluation of educational institutions, in particular the preparation and management of the three-year plan of the educational offer, the preparation of the self-assessment report and the improvement plan, within the framework of the autonomy of the educational institutions in relation to the training needs of the territory;

d) organization of learning environments, in particular with the inclusion of the school, digital innovation and innovation processes in teaching;

e) work organization and personnel management, in particular on the reality of school staff;

f) assessment and self-assessment of staff, learning and school systems and processes;

(g) elements of civil and administrative law, in particular the legal obligations and typical responsibilities of the school principal, as well as criminal law with special reference to crimes against the public administration and to the detriment of minors;

h) State accounting method, with particular reference to financial planning and management at state schools and educational institutes and affiliated special firms;

i) Education systems of the countries of the European Union

English language questions

Each of the two English-language questions is divided into 5 closed questionsto verify the comprehension of a text in English.

The questions concerning the topics referred to in the above letters d) or i) are formulated and conducted by the candidate in English in order to verify the relative knowledge at level B2 of the CEF.

Who prepares it

The test is prepared by a technical-scientific committee appointed by the Minister for each competition round.


  • raises the open questions;
  • poses closed questions in English;
  • defines the frame of reference for the exam (and also for the oral exam).

Test day: What is allowed and what is not


  • can only use:

– Laws and acts having the force of law provided they are not commented on or commented on by doctrine and case law, which do not contain any kind of handwritten note;

– Secondary sources in national collective agreements, circular or ministerial notes, manuals, paper support, notes, publications and prints of all kinds and types;

– Mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, calculators and any other instrument suitable for storing information or transmitting data.

Candidates who do not meet the above requirements will be immediately excluded from the competition procedure.

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Candidates who do not appear for the written test on the day, time and place will be excluded from the competition, even if the reason is for their violation of Force Majeure.


The test is corrected by means of automated / computerized procedures, which guarantee the anonymity of the candidates.

Once the corrections have been completed and the relative ratings have been attributed, anonymity will be resolved by the commissions of inquiry, an operation that can take place digitally. Finally, the list of candidates for the oral test is published.

Test Score

The test can be rated up to 100 points, derived from the sum of the scores assigned to each of the seven questions and distributed as follows:

  • 80 points for the 5 open-ended questions: 16 points for each of the questions;
  • 20 points for the 2 questions in English: 10 points for each question, derived from the attribution of 2 points for each correct answer to each of the 5 closed questions.

Who passes the test

Candidates who achieve a minimum score of 70/100 pass the written test for which they are allowed to take the oral test.

The DRAFT can still make changes, so the information in the article will eventually be updated.

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