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TE.L.E.MA.CO.

Logic AND MAthematic and Verbal COmprehension Tests

Initial Knowledge Verification Test 2024


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What is TE.L.E.MA.CO.?

TE.L.E.MA.CO. (TEst of Logic E MAthematics and Verbal COmprehension) is the verification tool of initial knowledge considered functional for the effective enjoyment of a university course, which all students enrolled in Open Access Courses of Study must take. It is a self-assessment tool, which UniGe makes available to students at the beginning of their educational path.                    
                     
TE.L.E.MA.CO. consists of two sections:

  • a nucleus common to all Courses of Study (CdS), aimed at ascertaining the basic skills of comprehension of texts in the Italian language (literacy), and logical reasoning skills (numeracy);
  • a section differentiated according to the CdS chosen, aimed at ascertaining:
    • the basic skills of mathematics and logic and their application to the experimental sciences (Extension-M),
    • the ability to perform advanced analysis of different text types (Extension-T).

The list of LSCs and the relevant types of tests provided are available in the Courses-of-Study section. Only for students enrolled in the classical curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts degree program there is an additional section (Latin-Greek_extension) which will be held in a separate session. No exemption is provided for the Latin-Greek_extension.

The common core is structured in 20 multiple-choice questions, of which 10 questions relate to Italian language proficiency and text comprehension and 10 questions relate to logical reasoning skills.

The section differentiated by CdS(extension_M, extension_T)is structured in 20 multiple-choice questions.

Details regarding the contents of the test (syllabus) are available in the Syllabus section. 

Who is NOT required to take TE.L.E.MA.CO.?

The following are exempt from the TE.L.E.MA.CO:

  1. Students who have obtained, in the final state examination of the second cycle of higher education (baccalaureate) a score of 90/100 or higher (or equivalent score, in case of a grade not in hundredths).  The exemption is not applicable for foreign diplomas.
  2. Students already holding a degree in Italy or abroad.
  3. Students who, as of a.y. 23/24, have passed a TE.L.E.MA.CO. examination compatible with the CdS to which they are enrolling (extension and passing threshold). 
  4. Students enrolled in a.a. 2023/24 (and not "dropouts") who make a transfer from "related" course of study of the University of Genoa and who are not burdened with O.F.A.. The courses of study considered "related" are published in the Courses of Study section. 
  5. Students who make a transfer from another university or a readmission and have a sufficient number of  CFUs (at least 12 and in disciplines very relevant to the chosen course). In doubtful cases, the CCS will be the one to decide.
  6.  Students who have passed, in 2024 or 2023, a pre-TE.L.E.MA.CO. test compatible with the CdS to which they are enrolling (extension and passing threshold) 
  7. Students of the Penitentiary University Pole (PUP).

Only students who meet the first requirement must indicate the exemption in the pre-registration procedure.  The declared exemption will be automatically verified based on the graduation grade.

Students who meet requirements 6 and 7 do not have to do anything. Exemption or passing the pre-TELEMACO verification will be uploaded to career ex officio.

Students who wish to take advantage of exemptions 2 through 5 must complete an online form by January 31, 2025 (even before confirming matriculation) at aulaweb at the link https://testingresso.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=96.The eventual exemption will be checked and granted or not and notice of this will be given on the same aulaweb page. If granted it will be entered in the student's career by the University. It is highly advisable to complete the online form by november 15, 2024!

How does TE.L.E.MA.CO work?

The TE.L.E.MA.CO test is taken in-person in the University's computer classrooms (the student can choose up to the limit of seats) using the Aulaweb platform. To use AulaWeb you must have UnigePass credentials.

The nucleus common consists of 20 multiple-choice questions, of which 1 is correct and 3 are incorrect. The correct answer is worth 1 point; the wrong or not given answer is worth 0 points. The threshold for passing the core is set at 12 points. The time available for the core is 45 minutes.

Only students who pass the common core are allowed to take the differentiated section by CdS (extension_M, extension_T). The differentiated section consists of 20 multiple choice questions, of which 1 is correct and 3 are wrong. The correct answer is worth 1 point; the wrong or not given answer is worth 0 points and the time available is 55 minutes.

Each student may take only one of the two extensions. The student will be directed during the test to the extension provided by the course of study in which he/she intends to enroll. The passing threshold depends on the chosen course of study and will be shortly available in the Courses-of-Study.

For the students who are exempt from TELEMACO for the diploma grade, or have already done and passed the pre-TELEMACO test, and must undergo the assessment test, there will be a dedicated session on october 16, 2024. For booking you have to go to this link.

After completion of the extension, the student who is not exempt from it must also take the English test. More information about the English test and exemptions can be found at this link.

For the students who are exempt from TELEMACO for the diploma grade, or have already done and passed the pre-TELEMACO test, and must undergo the assessment test, there will be a dedicated session on october 16, 2024. For booking you have to go to this link.

When does TE.L.E.MA.CO take place?

The TE.L.E.MA.CO 2024 test is held in 4 editions. Each student can only participate in one edition. For the academic year 2024/25, the verification will be held on the following dates:

  • 1a EDITION: September 11, 12 and 13
  • 2a EDITION: September 25, 26, 27
  • 3a EDITION: October 23, 24
  • 4a EDITION: November 20

It is strongly recommended to attend the first two editions.

To undergo TE.L.E.MA.CO., it is sufficient to be pre-registered; it is not necessary to have confirmed registration and paid the first installment. 

To take the test, it is necessary to make reservations. Deadlines and how to book can be found at relevant section. 

If you fail?

A student who reports a score below the established passing thresholds will be awarded the additional educational obligations (O.F.A.). There are 3 different O.F.A.'s: one for the common core and one for each differentiated section (extension_M, extension_T).

Failure to pass the common core will result in the attribution of the OFA's of the core and differentiated section indicated by the CdS.

Failure to pass only the differentiated section (extension_M, extension_T) results in the attribution of the relevant O.F.A.

Only for the classical curriculum of the bachelor of arts degree course, failure to pass the mandatory additional section (extension_Latin-Greek) results in the attribution of the relevant O.F.A. 

A student who does not participate in any of the TE.L.E.MA.CO. editions will automatically be awarded all the O.F.A. stipulated by the CdS.

How are the OFAs absolved?

The O.F.A. is discharged by taking a mandatory remedial course in self-training PER.S.E.O (PERcorso di Supporto per Eventuali OFA) at the end of which it is necessary to take TE.S.E.O. (TEst of Satisfaction of Eventual OFAs).

PER.S.E.O is delivered through the University's distance learning platform (Aulaweb) and therefore without any time limitation of access. There are 3 different sections of PER.S.E.O: one for the common core and one for each differentiated section (extension_M, extension_T).

Caution: the PERSEO self-training course is reserved for students who have taken the TELEMACO test in the September, October or November 2024 editions and have failed either the Core or the extension provided by their course of study and for students who have not taken any TELEMACO test.

Failure to pass the Common Core entails compulsory attendance at the PER.S.E.O sections of the Core and the differentiated section specified by the CdS.

Failure to pass only the differentiated section (extension_M, extension_T) entails compulsory attendance at the relevant differentiated section.

Students who took the pre-TELEMACO verification in March-April-May 2023 and did not pass the Common Core or extension may retake the verification in one of the 4 editions in September, October, November. In the meantime, they can still attend (optionally) PER.S.E.O, starting around mid-June.

TE.S.E.O. is held in 5 editions, with the last two reserved for foreign students. For the academic year 2023/24, it will be held on the following dates:

  • 1to EDITION: November 5 (only for students who have taken TE.L.E.MA.CO. in the 2 editions in September and concluded PER.S.E.O by October 31 at noon ). Must be booked by October 31 at 12 noon.
  • 2a EDITION: November 27 (only for students who have taken TE.L.E.MA.CO. in the September or October editions and concluded PER.S.E.O by Nov. 22 at noon.  Must be booked by Nov. 22 at 12 noon.
  • 3a EDITION: December 19 (for all students who have completed PER.S.E.O by Dec. 14 December at noon). Must be booked by Dec. 14 at 12 noon.
  • 4th EDITION: JANUARY 22, 2025 (reserved for foreign students graduating abroad)
  • 5th EDITION: FEBRUARY 25, 2025 (reserved for foreign students graduating abroad)

The structure and methods of passing TE.S.E.O. are similar to those indicated for TE.L.E.MA.CO.

Those who do not pass TE.S.E.O. does not have to compulsorily retake the PER.S.E.O. self-training remedial course.

If you do not pass TE.S.E.O.?

What to do if you do not pass any edition of TE.S.E.O.?

Following the failure of all three TE.S.E.O. tests, in order to fulfill the O.F.A., the student will have to acquire at least 12 CFUs by passing the examinations of the priority subjects indicated in the appendix for each CdS. The student's syllabus will consist only of those teachings identified as priorities by the CdS for the fulfillment of the O.F.A.

With the fulfillment of the O.F.A., the syllabus will be completely unlocked and the student will be able to take any of the scheduled examinations.

The O.F.A.  must be fulfilled within the first year of the course.

A student who does not fulfill the O.F.A. by the deadline for submission of the study plan, will have to enroll in the a.y. 2025/26 as a repeater and will not be able to enter the second year's teachings.

If I have OFAs...

can I attend classes and take exams?

The student who has not yet fulfilled the OFAs  may submit the study plan (possibly opting for part-time enrollment), attend classes and take any partial tests. A student who has not yet taken TELEMACO may also attend classes and take any partial tests, but may not submit the Plan of Studies, at least until after the last edition in November.

You cannot, however, take exams before January 2025. From January 2025  you will have to give priority to giving exams that allow the OFAs to be fulfilled. The other exams will be temporarily blocked.

Courses of study

In this file you will find the list of courses of study with all the necessary information.

In particular:

  • Course name
  • Test type: tells you which extension you will have to take
  • Threshold extension: tells you what is the minimum score you have to achieve to pass the extension (for basic the threshold is 12)
  • Affinity: if you switch from a related course to the course in question and you do not have O.F.A. you are granted an exemption from TE.L.E.MA.CO.
  • Priority teachings: these are those teachings that you will have to take in case you do not pass either TE.L.E.MA.CO. or TE.S.E.O.

Syllabus

Here you will find the syllabuses of the TELEMACO base and extensions accompanied by some explanatory examples.

Students with disabilities and DSA

Students with disabilities and DSA find details on how to carry out TE.L.E.MA.CO. at this link.

Booking for TE.L.E.MA.CO.

To undergo TE.L.E.MA.CO. it is sufficient to be pre-registered, it is not necessary to have confirmed matriculation and paid the first installment. 

To take the verification you need to book yourself. To do so, you must enter the appropriate classroomweb instance, at the link https://testingresso.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=114

You must book by:

  • 12 noon on September 6 for the first edition
  • 12 noon on September 20 for the second edition
  • 12 noon on October 18 for the third edition
  • 12 noon.00 noon on Nov. 15 for the fourth edition

FAQ

In the attached file, you will find answers to frequently asked questions related to the test and its conduct. (in italian)


Last update 18/06/2024