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Should we scrap the ATAR? What are the alternative options? Experts comment
The value of the ATAR is being called into question. Many Australian vice-chancellors have urged for the university admission system to be scrapped, saying it’s “meaningless” and “too simplistic”. But is scrapping the ATAR the answer? Does it really penalise disadvantaged students? And what are the alternative options? The Conversation speaks to experts from across the sector to debate how best to select students.
Mapping Australian higher education, 2014-15
For people new to higher education and higher education policy, the field can seem bewildering. Basic facts are surprisingly difficult to find and interpret. Funding entitlements reflect the sector’s history more than consistent policy principles. Proposed radical changes to higher education policy add to the complexity. Mapping Australian higher education, 2014-15, the third report in an annual series, puts key facts and their context in one place.