Language and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

In 2015 all Education Ministers agreed that, from 1 July 2016, the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (the test) will be used as the required means to demonstrate that initial teacher education students are in the top 30 per cent of the population for personal literacy and numeracy.  The test is computer-based and consists of a literacy component and a numeracy component. The test is designed to assess elements of an individual’s personal literacy and numeracy skills that can appropriately be measured through an online, machine marked assessment.