LANTITE preparation strategies from our Education PLAs: Part 1

Are you an Education student looking to fine-tune your test-taking skills in preparation for LANTITE? LANTITE is the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students. To help you get ready for the test, we asked some of our Education Peer Learning Advisors (PLAs) to share their study strategies for LANTITE success!

Know your resources

Hannah, Bachelor of Education (Primary): All students in the School of Education have access to the BKSB skills development tools (learn more via your LMS). I found using the BKSB very useful for both literacy and numeracy. I took the diagnostic tests for both to see where my current gaps in knowledge were. It provided me with supporting resources that allowed me to extend and develop deeper understanding in my weakest areas, making me feel more prepared for the LANTITE tests.

Olivia, Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education: I recommend reading through the ACER website. This helped me better understand the test. ACER have written the test off the Australian Core Skills Framework, so I recommend reading through this thoroughly as it outlines the numeracy topics and literacy skills they are assessing.

Begin with the basics

Olivia: I approached the test as if I was learning all the literacy basics and maths topics again for the first time. For many of us, we may be many years out of a school environment and have forgotten grammar rules, spelling rules, multiplication by hand, division by hand and so on.

Start early

Hannah: If I were to do it again, I may have started my preparation a bit earlier. I don’t think you can ever be too prepared for a test like this.

Stick to a plan

Olivia: Have a study plan and stick to it. Plan your studies in advance around work, placements, university and family commitments.

Be consistent

Clayton, Bachelor of Education (Primary): From consistently studying each day, concepts that I initially found difficult to grasp became easier to understand from my daily revision techniques. This allowed me to develop a significant amount of confidence before sitting the exam.

Don’t give up!

Olivia: If you find yourself lacking motivation or get busy with daily life and don’t study as you had planned to, brush it off and try again the next day. Leading up to the test, try to study every day. Even if it’s for 10 minutes, 15 minutes, or a few hours. Anything is better than nothing!

For more LANTITE study advice, keep an eye out for parts 2 and 3 of our LANTITE preparation series. If you’d like one-to-one help with test-taking strategies, time management, motivation, or other university-related advice, speak to a PLA! You can access the PLA Zoom drop-in service from the Learning Hub LMS.