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Future changes to senior assessment and tertiary entrance

The Queensland Government has announced a steady and considered transition to revitalised senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems. Designed to meet the needs of current and future students, the features of these systems will be:

  • a model that uses school-based assessment and common external assessment
  • new processes that strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment
  • a move away from the Overall Position (OP) rank to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

The earliest date for full commencement of new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems would be for students starting Year 11 in 2019. It will apply to State, Catholic and Independent schools.

Students and their families should be reassured that existing processes remain fair and reliable.

More information about the revitalisation of senior assessment and tertiary entrance in Queensland including a FAQs brochure and a brochure for parents is available on the QCAA website.

Last updated: 24-Nov-2016