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More students from poorer families study vocational education and training subjects than students from advantaged backgrounds. from shutterstock.com

Poorer NSW students study subjects less likely to get them into uni

Some subjects are more likely to get you into university. But more advantaged students access these subjects. This means we have an unequal system.
Think of the ranking system like a queue. The closer you are to the front of the queue, the more likely you are to get a university spot. from shutterstock.com

What actually is an ATAR? First of all it’s a rank, not a score

The ATAR is mainly used as an efficient way for universities to decide which students can be offered a place in a certain course.
Once qualified, men who did a popular engineering-related VET course often worked in high-paid fields such as construction or manufacturing. from shutterstock.com

If you have a low ATAR, you could earn more doing a VET course than a uni degree – if you’re a man

Students with lower ATARs generally have lower lifetime earnings. But a Grattan Institute report found low ATAR men could earn more doing a VET course than a bachelor degree in their chosen field.
There need to be deeper reforms to teaching, such as higher pay at the top end, better opportunities for career advancement, and improvements to the professional working environment. www.shutterstock.com

Lift teacher status to improve student performance

Evidence shows improving teacher selection will improve student results.
In short, less advantaged students require significant additional supports, well beyond acknowledging their diverse pathways for entry into a degree program. Alan Porritt/AAP

ANU’s new entrance criteria won’t do much to improve equity

From 2020, ANU will require students to meet co-curricular requirements alongside ATAR. This significant policy shift is meant to improve equity of access, but won't change much.
Regardless of your ATAR, it’s important to keep vocational pathways in mind, not as a lesser option, but as a way of getting experience in an industry you’re interested in. Shutterstock

So you’ve got your ATAR, now what? Here are some options

Students should consider all their options and remember the ATAR is just one measure that doesn't necessarily dictate how well they will do in future.
A year of high expectations, yet little action. from www.shutterstock.com

2016, the year that was: Education

Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here's what else happened in education this year...
Should universities ditch the ATAR and use other ways to select students onto courses? from www.shutterstock.com

Should we scrap the ATAR? What are the alternative options? Experts comment

The ATAR system is cheap and efficient, but it means students are selected to go to university on the basis of a single score which some have claimed is too simplisitc. Is it time for a new system?

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