IV Seminar “INVALSI data: a research and educational teaching tool”

29 November 2019 - 1 December 2019
Loading Events
  • This event has passed.


Promoting the use of INVALSI data for scientific research and teaching.

Dal 29 novembre all’1 dicembre 2019 si terrà a Roma il Seminario “I dati INVALSI: uno strumento per la ricerca e la didattica”. Lo scopo di questo appuntamento, arrivato alla quarta edizione, è quello di promuovere lʼutilizzo dei dati INVALSI nella ricerca scientifica e nella didattica. I dati raccolti annualmente dallʼIstituto costituiscono un prezioso strumento per indagare le caratteristiche del sistema scolastico e per definire gli eventuali interventi di sostegno o potenziamento. Tutti i soggetti interessati sono invitati a presentare lavori di ricerca che utilizzano dati INVALSI.

Keynote Speakers

Esteemed keynote speakers will introduce the main themes of the conference. There will be different keynote addresses at IV Seminar “INVALSI data: a research and educational teaching tool”.

Below the complete list.

Gianluca Argentin

University of Milan-Bicocca

He is a researcher at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milan-Bicocca. His research deals with education with two main focuses: randomized controlled trials aimed at assessing the effectiveness of educational interventions and policies for the management of the teaching workforce.

Francesco Avvisati


He is a Senior Survey Specialist at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). He joined the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills in 2010, and has been working since 2013 on analysis and reporting in the PISA project. He has drafted several reports, including “Students, Computers and Learning” (2015) and “Effective Teacher Policies: Insights from PISA” (2018); is the coordinator of the monthly PISA in Focus series; and is responsible for the work of the PISA Technical Advisory Group within the PISA team. Prior to joining the OECD, Dr. Avvisati worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Paris School of Economics, at the French Ministry of Labour, and has been a member of the “Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab–Europe”. Dr. Avvisati holds a PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics, a Bachelor in Economics from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy), and is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.

Andrea Gavosto

Fondazione Agnelli

Since 2008, he is Director of the Agnelli Foundation, which specializes in research on education and training and produces regular reports on the state of school and university in Italy. Previously, he was Chief Economist of the Fiat Group and of Telecom Italia and worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. He is the author of numerous scientific publications in the fields of macroeconomics, labour economics and economics of education, as well as numerous articles in the main national newspapers.

Emmanuele Pavolini

University of Macerata

He is Full Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Macerata (Italy). He is a Member of the board of ESPAnet (European Social Policy Network) and co-chair of the board of Italian ESPAnet. He is a National Expert for Italy in the European Commission Expert Network ESPN (European Social Policy Network). He is currently co-editor of the Journal of European Social Policy.

Roberto Ricci


He is Research Director at INVALSI where he has been responsible for national tests since 2008 and is the coordinator of the research area. After obtaining a PhD in statistical methodology for scientific research, he has worked for over twenty years in the field of measurement of learning through standardized tests. He is a member of the Governing Boards of PISA and TALIS, and he is a member of the General Assembly of the IEA. In recent years, he has been involved in the national implementation of important evaluation tools in schools, such as the measurement of the school effect, the so-called added value, and the definition of the diachronic-longitudinal change of learning levels. Recently, he has been involved in the transition to computer-based testing (CBT) of the INVALVED tests, also in an adaptive perspective at the individual level (multistage adaptive testing). He is a trainer at schools to foster a constructive dialogue on the issues of external evaluation. He is the author of many informative and technical-methodological articles on aspects related to large-scale standardized measurement.

Thierry Rocher


He is the Head of Office for Student Assessment at DEPP (Directorate for Statistics) at the Ministry of Education of France. He has been the Chair of IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) since January 2019. He was previously President of the Association for Educational Assessment-Europe (AEA-Europe) (2016-2018), and served as the French representative at the PISA Governing Board (2017-2018). Dr Rocher is a statistician by training and holds a doctorate in psychology, specializing in educational measurement and psychometrics.

Lars M. Sondergaard

World Bank

He is an advisor at the World Bank, focusing on the World Bank’s work in EU countries on health, education and social protection and jobs. He has worked at the World Bank for the past 13 years, having been based in Washington, Chisinau, Bangkok and now Brussels.
Lars has written and co-written many publications at the World Bank, including a regional report on education systems in Eastern Europe and Central Asia called “Skills, Not Just Diplomas”.
Lars has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Georgetown University, and prior to the joining the World Bank, he was a senior economist at the European Central Bank.

Ernesto Treviňo

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

He is associate lecturer in the School of Education at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds a PhD in Education from Harvard University, US. His research interest include education inequalities, public policy in education, and citizenship education.

Giorgio Vittadini

University of Milan-Bicocca

He is full professor of Statistics at the Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods of the University of Milan Bicocca. He is the founder and chairman of the Foundation for Subsidiarity, which has carried out research, training and editorial activities on socio-economic issues since 2002. One of his main research focuses are human capital and non-cognitive skills.


  1. INVALSI data to improve and evaluate Italian teaching.
  2. INVALSI data to improve and evaluate Mathematics teaching.
  3. INVALSI data to improve and evaluate English teaching.
  4. INVALSI data to improve and evaluate trasversal skills.
  5. INVALSI data for innovation and school improvement.
  6. INVALSI data to investigate some school components (School principals, teachers).
  7. The school in Italy: inequalities, social mobility, territorial realities.
  8. The impact of individual characteristics on student achievement (gender, socio-economic background, origin, etc).
  9. Bullying, youthful distress and early school leaving.
  10. Characteristics and potential of computer based tests.
  11. The nursery school: first steps towards scholastic success.
  12. Methodological aspects and policy implications of the value added.
  13. Methods and models applied to INVALSI data.


August 16th

ore 12:00

Registrazione dei partecipanti

ore 13:00

Pausa Pranzo

ore 14:00

Saluti Istituzionali

Luisa Franzese – Direttore Generale
Carmela Palumbo – Direttore MIUR

ore 14:30

Invece del cheating…le ragioni del seminario

Anna Maria Ajello – Presidente INVALSI

ore 14:45

Leggere, scrivere, far di conto: cosa vuol dire oggi?

Marco Rossi-Doria – USR Campania


Each abstract should be submitted both in Italian and in English (up to 3000 characters). Please, include 3-6 keywords and a short biography for each author (each biography should be no more than 300 characters).

Type of contributions
Contributions relating to a scientific research work must be displayed in English and accompanied by slides in English; contributions relating to a work on teaching must be displayed in Italian and accompanied by slides in Italian.

Guidelines for abstracts' submission
The abstract should summarize the entire work to allow the reader to quickly get an idea of ​​the final paper. For this reason, an abstract should be:

  • accurate: the abstract should reflect the aims and content of the contribution. Do not include information that does not appear in the contribution;
  • non-evaluative: must report data and not judge;
  • coherent and legible: language should be clear and concise; use verbs rather than their noun equivalents and the active rather than the passive voice;
  • concise: each sentence should be maximally informative, include in the abstract only four or five of the leading concepts, observations or implications; do not include bibliographic references.

The abstract of an empirical study should describe:

  • the problem under investigation, possibly in one sentence;
  • the participants;
  • the essential characteristics of the experimental method;
  • the main results.

The abstract of a methodological paper should describe:

  • the field of application;
  • the essential features of the proposed method;
  • the potentials of the proposed method.


Registrati per partecipare al seminario



August the 1st, 2019
Open call for paper

September 25th, 2019
Deadline abstract submission.

September 30th, 2019
6 ottobre 2019
Communication of accepted abstracts.

7 ottobre 2019
Start registration.

October 30th, 2019
4 novembre 2019
End registration.

November 15th, 2019
Upload presentation.



Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio – Sala Risorgimento
Via Cavour, 18 – Roma 00184


When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty.

Reserved area

Access to the reserved area to submit a contribution, register for the event, upload the documents and follow the review process.


29 November 2019
1 December 2019
Event Category:




Ergife Palace Hotel
Via Aurelia, 619, 00165 Roma RM
Rome, 00165 Italy
+ Google Map
06 66441

® INVALSI – Via Ippolito Nievo, 35 – 00153 Roma – C.F. 92000450582

Request Appointment

[crocal_contact_form id=”4″ inputs_text_color=”#4c565a” inputs_placeholder_color=”#4c565a” inputs_border_color=”#dfeced” inputs_focus_text_color=”#4e5661″ inputs_focus_placeholder_color=”#4e5661″ inputs_focus_border_color=”#1561ab” button_hover_color=”primary-3″ button_shape=”round”]