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National Numeracy Test
National Numeracy Test Information
Did you know that all Australian initial teacher education students (qualifying for Primary or Secondary) must pass a National Numeracy (and Literacy) test before they can graduate as teachers? Information and sample questions can be obtained from these sites:
- Literacy and numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students - Information from the Test Provider
- Sample Questions - also provided by the Test Provider
- Literacy and Numeracy Test Information - from the Federal Government's Department of Education and Training
- Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students - Question and Answers - Students - Information from the Federal Government
Preparing for the National Numeracy Test at WSU
At WSU, Master of Teaching students are required to pass the LANTITE test before commencing their final practicum. WSU Masters’ students must also pass the School of Education Numeracy Task before doing their first practicum.
If it is a while since you have studied maths, or you are concerned that your numeracy skills may not be adequate, you should start to prepare early.
The following avenues of assistance are available:
- MESH Maths and Stats Help - open to all WSU students
- MESH Workshops - developed for WSU Teacher education students. Look in the Numeracy for Education workshops folder.
- Pathway to Teaching Numeracy Support - vUWS site offers LANTITE preparation materials including a Diagnostic quiz, Practice sets and Self-learn resources. For WSU Pathway to Teaching, Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching students (student login required).
- Use this extensive collection of LANTITE Numeracy Test Practise Questions as part of your National numeracy test preparation
Test your numeracy skills
Try this online quiz (opens in a new window) for an indication of the type of questions you can expect.
Proportional reasoning skills are required for some LANTITE questions. Try these questions to practise your proportional reasoning skills. Each question has hints to help you, and a fully worked solution. If you want to further develop your proportional reasoning skills, use these resources.