From 2016 teacher education students will need to have passed a literacy and numeracy test to start their final professional experience placement.
The introduction of a personal literacy and numeracy test was one of the NSW Government’s Great Teaching, Inspired Learning Reforms, announced in 2013.
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has developed a single national literacy and numeracy test that has been supported by all state and territory Education Ministers and will be implemented from the 1 July 2016.
NSW teacher education students, who are completing their courses prior to 1 July 2016, are being offered opportunities by BOSTES to complete the test in February 2016. Students in this category should liaise with their provider to ensure that they are included in the registration process for the February sittings.
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