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Sector reacts to Finkel’s ATAR critique

Australia's Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, has an ATAR-related grievance. "Students select their courses with an eye to a number: the ATAR to enter a particular course," he wrote in his introduction to the STEM Industry-Schools Partnerships report. "Rightly or wrongly, ...

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It’s time to reassess the ATAR: Mitchell Institute

Education experts have been left questioning the value of the ATAR, after new figures showed just one in four students were entering university undergraduate courses based on their year 12 results. The latest paper by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University ...

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ATAR not decisive in UNSW law entry

In the summer of 2016, University of New South Wales Law quietly unveiled a new entry process for undergraduates: prospective students are assessed for admission to the faculty based on their ATAR and their score in a Law Admission Test (LAT). The ...

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Unis to publish true ATAR cut-offs

Forcing universities to publish the true ATAR cut-offs for their courses and creating a MySchool-style website allowing students to compare the admissions standards of various courses is on the reform agenda for federal education minister Simon Birmingham. Birmingham has announced ...

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Rocket science tops ATAR list

The University of Sydney's Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Space) course had the highest Australia Tertiary Admission Rank cut-off of any degrees offered to students in the main round offers this year. The University Admissions Centre made offers to more than ...

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Low ATARs will not hit standards say VCs

Suggestions that lowering university entry scores will result in a reduction in academic standards are wrong, say the vice-chancellors of the two universities that have seen the greatest increase in students from low socio-economic backgrounds in the past three years. ...

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