Educators opposed to State’s review into new HSC exam

SUNSHINE Coast educators have united in their opposition to the possible introduction of an HSC-style exam for Queensland students.

The State Government has appointed the Australian Council for Educational Research to undertake a review of the high school assessment process.

The review includes the overall position system, which is used to determine tertiary education entrance.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek has not ruled out introducing a public exam, similar to the HSC test administered in New South Wales.

The review is now open to public submissions.

Queensland Teachers Union Sunshine Coast acting organiser Ron Srame said he opposed an HSC-style exam because it put unneeded stress on students.

He said the Queensland system, where tertiary entrance was for the most part dependent upon school-based assessment, was a preferred system.

"We're not supportive of external exams," he said.

P&C Queensland Interim CEO Kevan Goodworth said his organisation did not have a stated position but welcomed the review.

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