Two tales of the ATAR

“It is the best of ranks it is the worst of ranks”

“Those with high capability but who come from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly low SES, Indigenous and regional, rural and remote students, are less likely to achieve high ATARs, not because they are not talented but because the ATAR is not a fair measure of their talent and capacity to success at university,” Eileen Baldry, DVC Inclusion, UNSW yesterday.

“The ATAR is the best available predictor of university success, as measured by students’ first-year grade-point-average … even though it is only one number, it is actually a broad summation of a student’s achievements from senior secondary schooling, Kim Paino, GM Marketing, (NSW) Universities Admission Centre, Wednesday.


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