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Literacy and numeracy test

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

All initial teacher education students must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) before they can commence their final professional experience. This is a NSW Government mandated requirement. 

Changes to May test window due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LANTITE test window for May 2020 (Window 2) will be restricted to candidates who meet specific eligibility criteria.

For UOW, the only students eligible to register will be final years students who require LANTITE to commence their final placements.

The test will be conducted by remote proctoring and will end on 26 May 2020 (5 days prior to the conclusion of the test window). More information is available on the official COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice - LANTITE page. You will receive specific advice from the School through SOLS and SONIA.

When to take the Test

The School of Education recommends taking the Test:

Bachelor of Primary Education Spring Session in 2nd year
Bachelor of Mathematics Education Spring Session in 2nd year
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education Autumn Session in 3rd year
Bachelor of Science Education Spring Session in 2nd year
Master of Teaching Spring Session in 1st year

Students should take the Test early to ensure it is completed well before their final professional experience.

Taking the Test

The Test runs during certain windows of time throughout the year.

Students must register to take the Test during one of these times.

2020 Testing windows

May 2020 15 April – 27 April 2020 18 May – 26 May 2020
IMPORTANT: Restrictions apply
August 2020 7 July – 20 July 2020 10 August – 23 August 2020
November 2020 1 October – 13 October 2020 5 November – 15 November 2020

Online support materials (in UOW Moodle)

School of Education students have access to the UOW Moodle: Support Materials for the National Literacy and Numeracy Test site.

Support for preparing for the Test

External contacts

UOW Student Support Advisers

If you have an issue or a problem that is affecting your study, then the Student Support Advisers may be able to help.