It will be up to each state how assessments for years 11 and 12 will be managed, with the governments of Western Australia and Victoria already deciding that exams will be pushed back to December.
"Each state's educational authority could consider changes to account for these unprecedented times," he said.
But ultimately Scott-Fleming would like to remind students that their ATAR doesn't define them. The priority for students should be on adjusting to remote learning, staying focused during online classes, and avoiding distractions, he said.
"[Students] should seek support in all areas—physical, emotional, and academic—if they feel that they need help," he said.
“Every year, universities and Tertiary Admission Centres (TACs) use a wide range of methods to assess and admit students—in addition to the ATAR,” she said.