The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (the LANTITE) is a single national instrument designed to demonstrate that graduates of accredited Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs have personal levels of literacy and numeracy within the top 30 percent of the population.
The introduction of the test is part of a suite of reforms to the scheme of accreditation of ITE programs. The LANTITE is not a TRBWA teacher registration requirement. It is a requirement for the accreditation of ITE programs and applies only to students who are enrolled in an accredited program (or one that is undergoing accreditation).
The intention of the test is that graduates of accredited ITE programs will have been assessed as having the high level personal literacy and numeracy skills required to meet the demands of teaching.
The LANTITE has been available since 16 May 2016 and is administered on the Australian Government's behalf, by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
All students who first commenced an accredited Western Australian ITE program after 1 January 2017 will be required to pass the test prior to graduation.
Further information on the LANTITE is provided by the Australian Council for Educational Research at https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/.
For information on how the LANTITE will be implemented by respective ITE providers, students are advised contact their individual institution.
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