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.
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.
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.
Only one in four students entering university undergraduate courses are doing so based on their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), a new study shows.
As part of today’s Higher Education Summit as presented by The Australian Financial Review in Melbourne, Education Minister Simon Birmingham is expected to present a report that indicates students from poorer families may be disadvantaged by issues of clarity regarding university entrance.
Broad-scale changes to senior assessment and the tertiary entrance system in Queensland will now be postponed until 2019, allowing teachers and schools more time to prepare. Read more