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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.

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ATAR Learner Profile

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.

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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.

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New study questions relevance of ATAR

Only one in four students entering university undergraduate courses are doing so based on their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), a new study shows.

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University of Melbourne

Report: School leavers disadvantaged by university entrance system

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.

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