Article Title

Using an online numeracy practice test to support education students for the numeracy component of the LANTITE

Abstract

In Australia, teacher education students must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) to meet accreditation requirements. Although this has been mandated since 2016, there are currently few resources available for students to use in preparation for the test. To help students prepare for the numeracy component of the LANTITE, we developed an online Numeracy Practice Test (NPT) through the institution’s learning management system. This study assessed the learning analytics from the NPT between students who subsequently passed the numeracy component of the LANTITE with those that failed. Our results show that students who passed performed significantly better in the NPT, had fewer attempts, spent less time on the NPT, and accessed it closer to the date of the LANTITE, which demonstrate students’ ability to self-assess the level of support required.

Keywords

Australia, teacher education, Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE), Numeracy Practice Test (NPT)

Link to Publisher Version (URL)

10.14221/ajte.2021v46n

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