These tests are designed to assess the core skills that teachers need to fulfil their professional role in schools and ensure all teachers are competent in numeracy and literacy, regardless of their specialism. You have 48 minutes to complete the maths element of the skills test, which is made up of two sections:. For numeracy, we are splitting the help clinics into two sections, one that focuses on mental arithmetic and the other on calculator questions.
All current and prospective trainee teachers must pass the skills tests in numeracy and literacy before they can be recommended for the award of qualified teacher status QTS. The tests are required in addition to your mathematics and English GCSEs, and are designed to show that you have the basic levels of literacy and numeracy needed to teach to a national standard. They will not test your knowledge of the curriculum or how to teach.
The NAAL Test Questions Tool provides easy access to the questions and answers from the, and assessments that are released to the public. There are now questions available in this tool. Items were used in more than one of the assessments in order to report trend information.
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It's packed with tips, tricks and insider-secrets to help you succeed. Basically, all the essential knowledge that you need to pass the test is included here on this page. The literacy skills test is a key part of the QTS professional skills testing.
Username or Email Address. Remember Me. We recommend that you sit the test on a desktop computer to replicate the conditions you will have on the day of your actual exam. Our literacy skills tests enable you to practice online tests in the same format as the real exam.
Literacy and numeracy online practice tests that provide reports of achievement against the test standards are now available for registered candidates via their accounts. Before undertaking a practice test candidates are strongly advised to first read the document How to get best value from the practice tests. PDF print versions of the practice tests and worked solutions are primarily designed as resources for candidates after they have attempted the online practice tests but may also be of value to prospective candidates and other interested parties such as higher education providers.