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Crunching the number: Exploring the use and usefulness of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
February 16, 2021
The ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) was designed as a tool to facilitate university admissions but has taken on a life of its own, becoming a goal in itself. While this ranking of school leavers remains important, it is also true that in 2017, 60 per cent of undergraduate university offers were made on a basis other than ATAR. This would surprise many young people, as it seems at odds with the message reinforced by many schools, families and the media – that the ATAR is everything.