Following the government’s decision to undertake consultations on how best to reform Australian higher education, one of the key areas up for debate is about how to create an effective university admissions system.
The value of the ATAR – where high school students receive an overall ranking that is often, although not solely, used as a way to select students for higher education courses – has been called into question. Vice-chancellors have called the model "meaningless” and “too simplistic”. Some have even called for the model to be scrapped entirely.
There has been lots of discussion around whether the current model is working well. What are some alternatives?
Click on the link to read Claire Brown's (Associate Director for The Victoria Institute and National Director for AVID Australia) full article, Ideas from abroad: reforming the Australian university admissions system, published on The Conversation.