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Mitchell Institute Report queries accuracy of ATAR

Posted on 17 April 2018
Mitchell Institute Report queries accuracy of ATAR

Later in April, CaSPA Executive Officer, Frank FitzGerald is meeting with the Director of the Mitchell Institute. - Megan O'Connell.  One of the issues to be discussed is the subject of the latest Mitchell Institute Report:

The Crunching the number: Exploring the use and usefulness of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) report found:

  • there was a 46 per cent increase in students commencing higher education between 2007 and 2016
  • 1 in 4 domestic undergraduate students were admitted to courses based on their ATAR in 2016, down from 1 in 3 in 2014
  • around 60 per cent of domestic undergraduate university offers are reported as non-ATAR/non-Year 12
  • students with higher ATARs generally complete their degrees at a higher rate than students with lower ATARs
  • more than 90 per cent of students with ATARs over 90 completed their degrees

The full report can be downloaded HERE

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