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Study Score Archive 2010: School Names Added

The Herald Sun has very kindly updated its website to include school names. I’m very grateful to them for taking the time to do this, given that they are no doubt busy with other projects. Thanks also to everyone who contacted them requesting this data – it is very unlikely that we would have seen this outcome if I were the only one asking.

The additional data means I can publish the Study Score Archive for 2010 in the same format as in previous years, including lists with students grouped by schools.

Download the new release here.

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Study Score Archive Updated for 2010

Tonight I released the Study Score Archive for 2010. Download it here.

Unfortunately, as I noted in the previous post, the Herald Sun did not publish school names along side student names online this year. For this reason, the 2010 release is much narrower in scope than those of previous years. Update: school data now available.

This year brings the introduction of estimated scaled scores to the archive. There are a few other changes, too – I hope you will find them useful. As always, please let me know if you spot any errors.

The source code for the program that generates the lists is currently not available, but I will aim to publish it soon.

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2010 Study Score Archive: Update Status

Early this morning the Herald Sun published its annual Top Scorers section online. Unlike in previous years where the website simply served a set of static pages corresponding to VCE subjects, this year’s website features an interactive search tool exclusively. It is possible to search by surname and by study name. In general, the new format is far superior to the old static pages and reduces at least somewhat the need for the Study Score Archive. The CSV files used to store the student names and scores are also readily accessible: there is one arranged by surname and one arranged by study name. Access to the data already sorted neatly into a CSV file is good news for me, since it means there is no longer any need to manually copy and paste huge chunks of text from 100 separate web pages.

Updated: school data now available.

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