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We asked around about early offers

Universities and tertiary admissions centres are allowing year 12 students across Australia to apply for – and accept – course offers to university before they sit their final exams, complete year 12, and receive their ATAR. Critics of early university ...

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In teachers we trust – opinion

While many Australian schools have spent the last few decades admiring the old school tie, tightening standardisation and rubrics while chasing NAPLAN and ATAR scores, Finnish educators have been told to study best practices, and then try and improve on ...

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NAPLAN is back, but should we embrace it?

The National Assessment Plan for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) has commenced today in Australian classrooms, with approximately one million students across years 3, 5, 7 and 9 expected to sit the test.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the national test ...

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States’ NAPLAN review details unveiled

State governments have released the terms of reference for their review of NAPLAN. Heads of education in the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland governments said the review – which will cost an estimated at $1 million – will identify what ...

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