The Federal Government has implemented Literacy and Numeracy Testing for all Preservice Teachers in Initial Teacher Education programs and all students (who commenced their studies from 1 January 2017) will be required to meet the required standard in the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) prior to graduation
Further information can be found here: unisa.edu.au/eds-requirements.
As part of the University's duty of care, we wish to see you all succeed in these tests, and offer support (if required) to do so.
FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:
As a First year student you will be required to undertake both a Literacy and Numeracy Self evaluations quiz. These are separate to the LANTITE testing.
Links to the quizzes will be available on your program pages and on your professional experience course pages. You must complete and submit both quizzes before you can undertake your first placement.
Following completion of your self-evaluations, an email will be sent to offer you literacy and/or numeracy support (where relevant and applicable). Support will consist of online resources and, in some cases, face-to-face workshops. It is strongly recommended that you take up this support to help you improve your literacy and numeracy skills.
FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED THEIR STUDIES AFTER JANUARY 1st 2017:
You will need to have successfully completed both of the tests (Literacy and Numeracy) before you will be eligible to enrol in your final placement course. The tests are currently only offered 4 times a year and so you need to plan well in advance to ensure you are prepared for and enrol into the tests.
There is a fee for taking each test and each test will take approx. 2 hours. The tests must be taken at a test centre (one in Adelaide) or online (you will need to check that your computer system is suitable). Further information on the tests including the test windows and registration periods can be found here; teacheredtest.acer.edu.au