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October 01, 2020, 02:20:02 pm

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #150 on: April 21, 2020, 02:52:32 pm »
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Guys may I ask how are you communicating with your teachers? I feel I am not learning anything  :(
Our school uses something called Microsoft teams and so far I do not think it is working for me.
I wish my school was using Teams it a pretty good platform, im communicating w/ my teachers via email or hangouts (text) which is working really well and tagging teachers in comments on google docs if i need help with an essay or an assignment and they can comment back with feedback/explanation.
I use Teams for VicSRC and it works well, every new topic is a new post and you the chat works well too
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #151 on: April 21, 2020, 04:07:33 pm »
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I wish my school was using Teams it a pretty good platform, im communicating w/ my teachers via email or hangouts (text) which is working really well and tagging teachers in comments on google docs if i need help with an essay or an assignment and they can comment back with feedback/explanation.
I use Teams for VicSRC and it works well, every new topic is a new post and you the chat works well too
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #152 on: May 04, 2020, 11:05:51 pm »
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I've noticed that some schools are still doing graded SACs this term for Unit 3 subjects. Is it just my school that isn't?

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #153 on: May 05, 2020, 07:24:31 am »
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I've noticed that some schools are still doing graded SACs this term for Unit 3 subjects. Is it just my school that isn't?

My school is, and many other schools are. I've heard of some schools deciding not to do graded unit 3 SACs from ATARNotes. There are advantages/disadvantages to both sides. For us, we have technological difficulties, need to keep up study during isolation, etc. Those who aren't completing SACs right now will probably have to do a handful of SACs spaced very closely to each other as soon as they get back to school. Neither situation is ideal, but each school has autonomy over these decisions since VCAA has not prescribed any restrictions regarding this (yet another fault... this is something that should have been addressed a while ago if they truly wished to minimise the gap between under-resources schools and resourced schools) so schools can, in essence, do whatever they want.

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #154 on: May 05, 2020, 09:02:22 am »
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I've noticed that some schools are still doing graded SACs this term for Unit 3 subjects. Is it just my school that isn't?

I potentially have to redo SACs done online this term in a school setting for authentication purposes. Meaning I have to do two variations of SACs to satisfy Outcomes.
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #155 on: May 05, 2020, 11:20:46 am »
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I've noticed that some schools are still doing graded SACs this term for Unit 3 subjects. Is it just my school that isn't?
whys is right that schools can choose to approach internal assessments however they want as VCAA has not said anything in particular regarding how they should be run. My school is not doing SACs until the lockdown is lifted. This, of course, is not that great since we'll have a week or two blocked full of SACs. Also, if the lockdown is not lifted by then, then it will pose more problems in the long term.
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #156 on: May 05, 2020, 11:59:58 am »
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whys is right that schools can choose to approach internal assessments however they want as VCAA has not said anything in particular regarding how they should be run. My school is not doing SACs until the lockdown is lifted. This, of course, is not that great since we'll have a week or two blocked full of SACs. Also, if the lockdown is not lifted by then, then it will pose more problems in the long term.
I think my school might be doing SACS online with cameras on. Honestly I hope this lockdown thing lifts quickly because I am not a fan of delaying SACS/test/projects.
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #157 on: May 07, 2020, 12:27:45 am »
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I notice on the ATARcalculator that the aggregate for 99.95 varies each year. How are these determined? Also does this mean you could get a 99.95 in certain years with just 5 subjects (having spesh as the only subject that scales above 50)? I ask this because I am curious to see if there will be any variation in the aggregate for 99.95 this year which would make it attainable with only 5 subjects.

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #158 on: May 07, 2020, 01:36:54 am »
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Hey guys


I notice on the ATARcalculator that the aggregate for 99.95 varies each year. How are these determined? Also does this mean you could get a 99.95 in certain years with just 5 subjects (having spesh as the only subject that scales above 50)? I ask this because I am curious to see if there will be any variation in the aggregate for 99.95 this year which would make it attainable with only 5 subjects.
just depends on the aggregate cut off for 99.95

E.g. in 2019 the cut-off was 210.04
in 2018 it was 211.53

Just like in most cases, the same scores in two different years can yield different ATARs.

Whilst the ATAR is mathematically attainable with 5 subjects it is quite unlikely for someone to get it (not impossible though) for a number of reasons. 1) Obviously 99.95s are rare as it is whether you do 5 or 8 subjects. 2) Students will need close to perfect scores in their 5 subjects. This will need to include a perfect 50 in something like Spec or Latin (or something that goes to 55). 3) Students who are within the rang competing for these ATARs have a good foundation from previous years and will not likely only do 5 subjects.

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #160 on: May 10, 2020, 08:30:20 am »
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #161 on: May 11, 2020, 04:20:36 pm »
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@brothanathan here are the results from the survey

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #162 on: May 12, 2020, 08:18:50 am »
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UPDATE: Victorian schools expected to start soon!

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Year Prep-2, 11-12: May 26th

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #163 on: May 12, 2020, 08:29:37 am »
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UPDATE: Victorian schools expected to start soon!

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« Reply #164 on: May 12, 2020, 08:45:36 am »
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UPDATE: Victorian schools expected to start soon!

Year 3-10: by June 9th
Year Prep-2, 11-12: May 26th

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One thing I love about online learning tho is that sacs are less stressful cause you aren't surrounded by peers stressing and the super formal environment at school, so they are easier as I'm finding im not as stressed about SACs.
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