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LANTITE is the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Students. This test was introduced by the Australian Government in 2016 to assess all initial teacher education students' personal literacy and numeracy skills. Importantly to ensure that all prospective teachers could publicly demonstrate they have been assessed as being in the top 30 per cent of the adult population for personal literacy and numeracy, and therefore equipped to meet the demands of teaching. Successfully meeting the LANTITE benchmarks test is a national requirement for all graduating students in an ITE program.

What is the LANTITE test?

The LANTITE is an online test designed to measure initial teacher education students' personal literacy and numeracy skills. The test is made up of two parts (literacy and numeracy):

Test Information

  • The Test involves two separate tests, one for Literacy and one for Numeracy;
  • Each Test has 65 questions, with a mixture of multiple choice and constructed response questions;
  • The two Tests can be attempted in one sitting or in separate sittings;
  • A student who passes one component of the Test e.g. Literacy but not Numeracy can “bank” the passed component and will not have to sit that part of the Test again.

When can I sit the LANTITE?

The LANTITE is only available through an invigilated online environment which is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) at selected test centres. Remote proctoring can also be organised if required. The LANTITE is offered during set windows throughout the year.

Key dates and locations are published on the ACER website.

What happens if I do not meet the requirements of the test?

You have three attempts to meet the standard of both the literacy and numeracy components of the LANTITE test. If you do not meet the test standard on one attempt please make sure you prepare thoroughly before attempting it again. Please consult your ECU Teacher Education Course Coordinator should you not meet the standard after three attempts.

Are there any resources to help me prepare for the Literacy and Numeracy test?

ECU Library has a guide full of resources - Lantite Library Guide.

The following LANTITE resources are available from the ACER website:

Are there any fees associated with the LANTITE test?

Yes. Presently the 2020 test fee is $98 per component, or $196 for both components (GST inclusive).

When should I sit the test?

For Bachelor of Education students, you are required to sit the LANTITE within the first two years of commencing your course; for Masters of Teaching students, within the first year.

Please note that you need to meet the standard of Literacy and Numeracy before your final year of your course, so it is important that you allow plenty of time in case you have difficulties and need to re-sit the test.

What happens to my results for the LANTITE test?

Once you have passed the LANTITE, ACER will send us your results. This information will be added to your transcript. These results are not made public.

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