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ATAR: A Terribly Awful Result?

However, the time has come to acknowledge the shortcomings of the ATAR as a basis for admitting students to university and to look to developing more inclusive, balanced approaches of scoring that encompass these difficulties and better facilitate students’ access to university education. Continue reading

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Rich kids aren’t smarter: it’s the crippling divide in education that’s the concern

Yesterday saw a veritable plague of stories in the media relating to a report published by the Productivity Commission titled “Deep and Persistent Disadvantage in Australia.” Sensationalist media reports touting “rich kids do better at school than poor ones” emphasised … Continue reading

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