Assessment and credentialing: a practical alternative to the ATAR with Big Picture Schools
Big Picture Schools has a 15 year track record of implementing an innovative design for learning and schools in a range of urban, regional and remote settings around Australia. At the heart of the design is a departure from traditional ‘appointment learning’ where everyone learns the same things according to a fixed timetable inside the four walls of a school. Big Picture uses personalised, passion-based learning as the key to modernising education and preparing young people uncommonly well for successful futures. They nurture creativity, curiosity and independence. During 2019/2020, Big Picture is partnering with the ARC to develop a trusted assessment and recognition system that is designed to be used instead of the the ATAR and HSC/VCE to show case exactly what Big Picture students can do. The new system will provide better tools for universities and other recruiters and selectors to trust the capabilities of Big Picture Students.