The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) was introduced by The Australian Government in 2016 and is used to assess those aspects of initial teacher education students’ personal literacy and numeracy skills that can be measured through an online assessment tool.
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) makes all the arrangements for the tests. UNSW will not organise them for you, you'll need to obtain the details from the ACER website.
The UNSW School of Education strongly encourages you to arrange to sit the National Literacy and Numeracy Test as early as practical to allow time for academic support and re-sits in the event of failing a module. You'll be given an initial attempt at both components. If you're unsuccessful in one or both components, you'll be able to take the test(s) an additional time (two attempts) before you will be asked to take program leave and meet with a School of Education staff member.
During your program leave, you'll be required to undertake an additional course and rigorous study in the component(s) of the LANTITE test you are yet to meet the standard, you must have a tutor to support you during this period. During your program leave, you're required to create an extensive record of annotated evidence of your preparation. Before you register for your next test, a statement from your tutor must be obtained saying that you have been assessed against the ACER Described Proficiency Scale and that they believe you will achieve the test standard in the LANTITE test.
This statement will be presented to a School of Education staff member in a meeting, where your annotated evidence and letter from your tutor will be reviewed. When approved you may register for the next sitting of the test. If you are not approved, you will meet with a School of Education staff member to reassess your study plan.
If you do not achieve the test standard in your 3rd attempt a submission will need to be made to an external board to determine if you will be given approval to take the test a 4th time. The approval may be considered if there are extenuating circumstances in the application.
From 2018, all BEd students must provide evidence of having achieved the test standard in both components of the LANTITE tests prior to enrolling in EDST2002 Professional Engagement and any subsequent placements. All MTeach students must provide evidence of having registered for and sat the test prior to the commencement of their placement in EDST 6760 Professional Experience 1.