Changes to two elements of the existing Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE; the test) will be trialled in 2023-24 to see if these increase the number of students that meet the test standard. The trial is an action under the National Teacher Workforce Action Plan (Priority Area Two) and will commence from Test Window 4 in September 2023 (when registration opens) and finish after Test Window 3 in August 2024*.
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Elements of the trial
Two elements within the existing LANTITE scope will be changed. The first element is to increase the number of test attempts enrolled initial teacher education (ITE) students are permitted. The second element is to provide more detailed feedback for all test candidates. Out of scope for the trial is the standard itself, the content, and delivery of the test.
For the duration of the trial (four test windows*), enrolled ITE students in all states or territories will be able to have uncapped attempts. The trial is a test limit amnesty, meaning that candidates who attempted the test during the trial will not have their failed attempts recorded as attempts when the trial ends. If candidates meet the test standard during the trial, it will count for the purpose of meeting the standard. They will also be able to receive improved feedback that explains the Described Proficiency Scale along with the existing statement of results.
All states and territories are participating in the trial.
All enrolled students will be eligible for uncapped attempts and receive improved feedback during the trial period. All prospective/unenrolled candidates already receive uncapped attempts, and they will be eligible for improved feedback if they do not meet the standards during the trial.
Candidates who have exhausted all their permitted test attempts while enrolled and are now waiting two years to have their test attempt count reset are also eligible to participate in the trial. These candidates can enrol for the test during the trial no matter how far they are into the two-year window. These candidates will need to contact ACER directly to register for the test by emailing email@example.com. All other students can just register for the test window they want to sit.
*After the trial (2024 Test Window 3), findings will be provided to Education Ministers who will consider any further policy changes to the LANTITE, or whether to extend the trial.
Please refer to the LANTITE trial FAQs for more information.