Opinion on the difficulty of the secondary school leaving examination in Italy 2017

This statistic shows the opinions of the adult Italian population concerning the perceived difficulty of the high school leaving examination in 2017. According to the study results, almost half of respondents (47 percent) thought that the examination had been more challenging at the time they had to sit it. By contrast, less than a fifth of the interviewees believed that it was more difficult nowadays.

Do you think that the secondary school leaving examination* used to be more difficult when you sat it?

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Release date

June 2017



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Number of respondents

800 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

CATI, online interview

Supplementary notes

* Matura (maturità) is the high-school exit exam or "maturity diploma" at the end of secondary education. Matura is a matriculation examination and can be compared to A-Level exams or Abitur.

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