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Scaling report

Preliminary report: here.

Tables: here.

This year (2009)

Across the ACT and NSW this year, 52,402 students were eligible for an ATAR with 48 students receiving the top rank of 99.95.

Of the top scorers, 25 students were female and 23 were male and came from a mix of private and public schools.

Another 17.6 per cent received an ATAR of 90.00 or above, 34.6 per cent received an ATAR of at least 80.00, 50.4 per cent at least 70.00, and 64.4 per cent at least 60.00.

The median ATAR was 70.25 this year.

(source)

Last year (for convenience)

In 2008 a total of 51,978 students received a UAI. The gender balance was almost the same as previous years, with 52.5% of the UAI students being female.

Sixteen percent of the students received a UAI above 90.00, 31.3% above 80.00, 47.3% above 70.00 and 60.8% above 60.00.

Of the 23 students who received UAIs of 100, 7 were female and 16 male coming from a mix of government and non-government schools and studying a wide range of courses. Males were over-represented for UAIs greater than 98.00, but females were over-represented at subsequent levels.

In 2008 the median UAI was 68.10.

(source)

Remember that these figures aren't directly comparable because ATARs are not the same as UAIs. If you use UAC's conversion table to convert the UAI statistics to the ATAR scale, the statistics are similar (except for those who scored 99.95).
 

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Go Females :D
 

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how can i access these kind of stats for 2008??

board of studies website is currently not working for me :(
 

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There's a summary of the 2008 statistics here.
 
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That average sounds really high, my teachers all told me the average was about 47.
 

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hmm... it seems like we did better than 2008 did

does that mean that ATAR calculations based on 2008 data have been underestimated?
 

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48? not bad. fairly even spread of males and females too.
 

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hmm... it seems like we did better than 2008 did

does that mean that ATAR calculations based on 2008 data have been underestimated?
The percentage of students in the top bands seem to have increased in 09 but the average ATAR -- 70.25 -- is equivalent to a 67.50 UAI which I think might be about the usual.

As for the accuracy of the calculations ... 8.5 hours to go :).
 

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Does this mean there are alot more ppl within 90+ range??? Omfgggg
 

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This year (2009)

Across the ACT and NSW this year, 52,402 students were eligible for an ATAR with 48 students receiving the top rank of 99.95.

Of the top scorers, 25 students were female and 23 were male and came from a mix of private and public schools.

Another 17.6 per cent received an ATAR of 90.00 or above, 34.6 per cent received an ATAR of at least 80.00, 50.4 per cent at least 70.00, and 64.4 per cent at least 60.00.

The average ATAR was 70.25 this year.

(source)

Last year (for convenience)

In 2008 a total of 51,978 students received a UAI. The gender balance was almost the same as previous years, with 52.5% of the UAI students being female.

Sixteen percent of the students received a UAI above 90.00, 31.3% above 80.00, 47.3% above 70.00 and 60.8% above 60.00.

Of the 23 students who received UAIs of 100, 7 were female and 16 male coming from a mix of government and non-government schools and studying a wide range of courses. Males were over-represented for UAIs greater than 98.00, but females were over-represented at subsequent levels.

In 2008 the median UAI was 68.10.

(source)

Remember that these figures aren't directly comparable because ATARs are not the same as UAIs. If you use UAC's conversion table to convert the UAI statistics to the ATAR scale, the statistics are similar (except for those who scored 99.95).

Hey when are the UAC tables going to be up?
 

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Thank YOU distinction course scaling.

And Modern History - thanks for scaling up and not down (as opposed to Ancient!!! eep!)
 

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can someone tell me wat an honour roll is ??
 

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i swear i was told that the atar is a percentile of where u sit within ur cohort, so why is there 17% above 90?
 

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it's based on your sc cohort not the hsc one
 

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Isn't it based on the year 7 cohort now?
Yes, that was one of the major changes that came with the swap to the ATAR.

The reason the percentiles aren't exact I assume is that lots of people drop out, and some go through school but don't get an ATAR.
 

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