The only portal of the school data, all information about the Italian school. What you find and how you admit it

With this contribution, we analyze a very useful and little-used tool: the only school data portal, a single web archive full of data and information for downloading and consulting online.

The only school data portal was formally established by Law 107 of 2015, Article 1, Section 136. It is the instrument provided by the Ministry of Education to the citizens to implement the principle of transparency concretely, and guarantees the free access to information and make school data without authentication or identification, as required by current legislation, to know and digest the entire education system.

The school’s only data portal is open to everyone: public administrations, families, school staff, students, IT experts, administrative experts, journalists, citizens, etc … anyone interested in wanting to know the world of the Italian school, analysis make and develop utility applications.

The good school.

The legislative source is exactly Act 107 of 2015, Art. 1, Sections 136-137-138, as reported below:

The only school data portal is created.

The Ministry of Education, University and Research, in accordance with the Digital Administration Code, referred to in Legislative Decree March 7, 2005, n. 82, permanently guarantees the access and reusability of public data of the national education and training system, the publication of data concerning school budgets, public data concerning the National Evaluation System, the School Building Registry in an open format. , Data in aggregate form. from the student register, teaching order measures, pedagogical curricula, including those of the equal schools of the national education system, data from the technological observatory, teaching materials and works produced by the schools themselves and published in open format ginn. .

It also publishes data, documents and information useful for evaluating the pedagogical, technological and innovation progress of the school system.

The portal, managed by the Ministry of Education, University and Research, after consulting the guarantor for the protection of personal data, makes the data of the student program accessible, shared with the ministry of each school institute, and the curriculum of the teacher.

The data contained on the portal or in any case in the availability of the Ministry of Education, University and Research can no longer be requested by the educational institutes.

The principle of transparency.

The portal is a concrete expression of the principle of transparency, which finds precise discipline in Legislative Decree 33/2013 (Consolidated Law on Transparency), as reformed by Legislative Decree 97/2016 (FOIA – Revision and simplification of the provisions on the prevention of corruption, advertising and transparency).

Transparency is understood as the total accessibility of information about the organization and activity of public administrations, in order to favor widespread forms of control over the pursuit of institutional functions and the use of public resources.

The objectives underlined by the publication of documents, documents and data meet the needs of Transparency of organization and administrative action.

What can be consulted?

The portal, in addition to simplification, aims to permanently guarantee the access and reusability of public data of the national education and training system to the public in an open format:

  • Student registration data;
  • public data on the national evaluation system;
  • Data on school staff;
  • enrollment of schools
  • School Building Registration;
  • Data regarding PON projects;
  • educational offer plans, including those of peer schools of the national education system;
  • Data from the technological observatory;

Datasets published on this site are provided in open mode, under the terms of the license IODL 2.0, for their full exploitation. The publication of the data complies with the principles of re-use, including for commercial purposes, of public sector information (Legislative Decree of 24 January 2006, n.36 as amended by the Legislative Decree of 18 May 2015, n.102) and with the provisions of the Digital Administration (Decree Legislation No. 82 of 7 March 2005 as amended by Decree Legislation No. 235 of 30 December 2010).

Open Data Section.

Open Data“Is the space dedicated to expert users, interested not only in the reading and processing of data, but also in creating new resources, applications, programs and services of the public service. There is data in open format (dataset) , Metadata and for developers also the API.A SPARQL subsection is also available for querying databases online.

From the dataset catalog it is possible to consult the data concerning:

  • Schools;
  • Students;
  • School Staff;
  • national evaluation system;
  • School building;
  • Adoption of textbooks;
  • Activation, implementation and monitoring of NOPs.

Data Explorer section.

With the Discover data section is called the MI facilitate the consultation of the data available to users, providing graphical representations that are easy to navigate and customize.

Document Section.

In the Documentation section, the MI provides the published regulations and collects over time a whole range of documents and information, from teaching materials to the CVs of the teachers, which it provides for quick consultation.

Collect feedback.

From the portal it is also possible to collect useful feedback to improve the service, via the following link

You will be asked to indicate the age group, province, role or professional profile (teachers, students, developers, etc.), an evaluation of the portal and finally the indications for improving the service.

Reports are an important channel for implementing new areas and new detailed data across the education system.

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