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ELN011 - Australian Numeracy Test

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):0
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Jo Collins
Trimester 2: Jo Collins
Trimester 3: Jo Collins
Prerequisite:

D303 and D304 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in initial teacher education courses: E330, E359, E377, D303, D304, E762, E763, E764, E765, E730

Incompatible with:

Nil

Content

This zero credit unit addresses the requirement by the Teaching Profession’s program accreditation standards that specifies preservice teachers are to demonstrate personal numeracy competencies related to working within teaching contexts. The test is administered externally by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

The numeracy test contains questions in three areas: number and algebra; statistics and probability; and measurement and geometry. This test forms one of two parts of the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Tests for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE).

Students are expected to complete the tests in the first year for undergraduate courses and first trimester for postgraduate courses. This will assist in satisfactory course progression should you need additional support and/or test attempts.

For further details of the test, visit ACER at: https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au

Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Numeracy Test 2 hours plus 30 minute registration process 100% Students are expected to complete the tests in the first year for undergraduate courses and first trimester for postgraduate courses.

 

Fee information

NB: This is a zero (0) credit point unit and is a requirement to support your teacher registration. For this reason a Deakin unit fee is not applied to this unit. However you will be required to pay the fee for sitting the test with ACER.

This unit is in addition to the credit points undertaken as part of your course.

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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