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Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

Grading system for university entry in Australia

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The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia. It was gradually introduced during 2009 and 2010 to replace the Universities Admission Index, Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank, Tertiary Entrance Rank and the Queensland Core Skills Test

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Scrap the ATAR and set standards for school leavers, proposes 'bold' review

The education sector has praised curriculum review's "bold" vision, which proposes scrapping the ATAR and setting "high expectations" for senior students
The Age - Published

'People need to calm down': Universities defend the ATAR

Vice chancellors have defended the ATAR amid claims it stresses out students and needs an overhaul
The Age - Published

NSW calls for ATAR overhaul amid concerns about stressed students

The NSW government wants a review of the ATAR as new research shows many people think it is unfair and puts too much stress on students
The Age - Published

Students who are disadvantaged by ATAR are 'very, very rare': UAC

Students who do very well in English but constantly struggle in maths are rumoured to be common but are actually very rare.
The Age - Published

In year 12, I would’ve laughed at my degree choice because the ATAR for it is so low

Don’t let your ATAR define you.
The Age - Published

The unnecessary pressure we put on ourselves in year 12

Don’t let your ATAR define you.
The Age - Published

Is it time to ditch the ATAR and even NAPLAN?

The Australian education system needs to reconsider what it means to be a successful individual, not just a successful learner
The Age - Published

Beyond ATAR: Calls for 'learner profile' to replace uni entrance rank

A new paper argues the ATAR should be replaced by a more nuanced 'learner profile', but there are concerns the proposal would create new ways to game the system
The Age - Published

'A hand up, not a handout': UTS lowers engineering entry bar for women

The University of Technology Sydney will lower its ATAR threshold for women who want to study engineering
The Age - Published

Why our best and brightest don’t teach

A high ATAR opens the door to countless careers – many of which pay a lot more than teaching
The Age - Published

Chief Scientist says obsession with ATAR is leading students astray

Australia’s chief scientist has attacked the national scoring system for university entry, arguing it discourages VCE students from taking on tougher subjects.
The Age - Published

There's nothing unfair about IB

We don't need an IB to ATAR conversion.
The Age - Published

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