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#1 Posted : Sunday, 20 December 2015 12:08:18 PM(UTC)
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Why ATAR
1). ATAR is used by tertiary institutions to select students. There are almost one hundred of VCE studies alone, not mention VCE VET subjects, which means there are millions of possible VCE study combinations in total. The ATAR was created to provide an overall ranking position of students undertaking any one of these different combinations. The use of the ATAR guarantees that all studies are treated equally. It is a fair system which allows students to undertake the studies they want and enables tertiary institutions to compare students who have completed different combinations of VCE subjects.
2). ATAR is universal across Australia. It provides students with a common score for tertiary selection in all states in the country.

Why are VCE Study Scores scaled?
To ensure that no student is advantaged or disadvantaged by their choice of subjects, VTAC adjusts VCE study raw scores for fairness. They look at the strength of competition in each study which is measured by how well the students in that study performed in their other studies. The study scores are scaled so that the overall level of scores in that study matches the scores obtained by the same group of students in all of their studies combined. This does not mean that some studies are inherently more difficult than others. In fact, most are designed to be of equal difficulty. However, the stronger the competition, the harder it is to achieve the middle score of 30. So all raw study scores are scaled by VTAC before they are used to calculate the aggregate and ATAR. Scaling is all about the strength of the competition in that year, not about how hard we think a certain subject is. Study Scores are scaled up if the student competition in a study is higher so the students doing that subject are not unfairly disadvantaged. Similarly, the Study Scores are adjusted downwards in a study if the strength of the student competition is lower so the students doing that study are not unfairly advantaged.
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VCE Study Scores Scaling
https://bettereducation....tudy-Scores-Scaling.aspx

VCE results - Raw score, scaled study score and ATAR score
http://bettereducation.c...ATAR-score.aspx#post4724

How does your school's ranking impact your hsc marks?
https://bettereducation....pact-your-hsc-marks.aspx

学校排名和区域会影响高考成绩吗?
https://bettereducation.....aspx?g=posts&t=7847


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