In a press announcement last week Minister Tehan announced 2019 LANTITE results. All teaching students across Australia are required to pass the literacy and numeracy tests before they can graduate, ensuring graduates have literacy and numeracy skills in the top 30% of the Australian population.
More than 90 per cent of teaching students met the literacy and numeracy standard benchmark in 2019.
In 2019, more than 20,000 teaching students took the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) for the first time.
• 91.7 per cent of students met the literacy standard.
• 90.7 per cent met the numeracy benchmark.
These numbers represent increases from 2018.
In the SoEd Kath Glasswell has spent the last semester redesigning our LANTITE support and we now have in place a scaffolded program to better support our students for early success in LANTITE. If you want more information please ask your relevant PM.
MInister Tehan also announced a new focus on phonics:
Our Government will introduce a free, national phonics check for Year 1 students to further help parents and teachers identify how a student’s literacy is progressing.https://ministers.dese.gov.au/tehan/high-quality-teachers-will-produce-better-student-outcomes