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Gonski survey: ATAR is unfair and creates too much stress

UNSW Sydney’s Gonski Institute for Education has released its findings from a national survey about the ATAR, with 80 per cent of participants saying university requirements should also consider student ability and talents outside of end-of-school exam results. Read More
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Should a ‘Learner Profile’ replace the ATAR?

Extra-curricular activities and other skills should be listed alongside a student’s academic achievements, according to a newly released paper that suggests a drastic overhaul of Australia’s education system – calling for the ATAR to be replaced with a Learner Profile. Read More
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ATARs and life after school

According to a new Grattan Institute report on Australia’s post-school education system, high school students who receive a low ATAR and go on to university may be better served choosing a vocational education pathway instead. Read More

New study questions relevance of ATAR

Mitchell Institute Director Megan O'Connell said the paper should prompt governments and educators to look at how young people are moving from school to further study and careers, and consider if the ATAR is outdated.
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