Cancel the GAT test for 2020

Cancel the GAT test for 2020

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Victoria Gemin started this petition to Daniel Andrews (Premier of Victoria) and

As a mother with a student in year 12 living in Melbourne Victoria.  I am asking that we cancel this outdated test.  It is not a clear representation of our children's capabilities.  When reading my child's practice GAT test I have now realized how irrelevant this test actually is.  It is severely outdated and shows no real relevance.  it merely gives them more stress.  Have they not endured enough stress already.  Here is an idea how about we actually change this test to represent modern life for future students.  In this test it asks many questions relating to art?  how does this apply to general testing.  Art is an elective subject that many children drop as early as year 9, but we expect them to understand the artists interpretation of a piece of artwork.  This has no black and white answer as all people interpret thing differently.  how can you score our children on this?  Math's is not a requirement for year 12, but this test has multiple math questions.  Why are we testing on such a scale.  Should we not encourage our children to focus on the subjects that they are actually studying? 2020 has been hard enough with our children attempting their final year of school from their homes. VCE was suppose to be inclusive for all now i feel tests like these are simply aimed at the high achievers.

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