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.
When Bachelor of Education students do it
- In the first 2nd Year course - EDST 2003 (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) - BEd student will be introduced to the test in detail and asked to register for a test window near the end of the course (Test Window 2) which is in time to do EDST 2002 in T3.
- If the standards in one or both components are not met in Test Window 2, they will be able to re-sit in August (Test Window 3) and, if successful, still complete EDST 2002 in T3.
Note: that 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. To ensure success in the LANTITE test, UNSW provides BEd students assistance at multiple points in the lead up to the deadline for passing, including the opportunity to self-assess their literacy and numeracy skills at their orientation in the first week of their program.
When Master of Teaching students do it
Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) students are required to have registered for the test in Window 1 or Window 2 prior to going out on their first placement - EDST6760 (Professional Experience 1) in T2 and to have achieved the test standard in both components of the LANTITE prior to final placement - EDST6765 (Professional Experience/ Internship 2) - T3 for MTeach Secondary and T1 (2nd year) for MTeach Primary.
If the test standard is not achieved in this timeframe, students will have to delay their final placement, follow the recommended path to success provided by UNSW and re-enrol upon achieving both test standards.
Where students do the test
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) makes all the arrangements for the tests and has outlined everything the student needs to ensure a successful experience completing the tests. All details can be found on the ACER website.