The article analyses the validity of the Italian national school tests (“Invalsi”). Taking into account the twofold end assigned to the Invalsi tests, which consists in an accountability (measuring each school effectiveness) and a development (supporting school improvement) function, the paper highlights how the attribution of such diverse goals to the same measurement tool weakens the test validity in its content, construct and consequential aspects.
Corsini, C. (2020). Tra accountability e valutazione: il caso delle prove Invalsi. SCHOLÉ, 1, 45-59.