Score draws cash

22nd August 1997 at 01:00
AUSTRALIA The government has allocated Pounds 500,000 to develop a new system of selecting school students who want to go to university.

After completing their last year at school, students receive a tertiary entrance ranking (TER) score which marks them along a continuum from 0 to 100. But in some states, the TER methodology is virtually incomprehensible to most parents, and students. Senator Amanda Vanstone described the TER as "a devastating deception".

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