Testing teachers' basic literacy and numeracy skills is pointless

Riddle, Stewart (2015) Testing teachers' basic literacy and numeracy skills is pointless. The Conversation, 1 December 2015. pp. 1-3.

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Results from the trial literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education students are in. The tests were sat by 5,000 volunteers across the country, with 92% passing in literacy and 90% in the numeracy component. The test contains 130 items, including reading comprehension, technical writing skills, algebra, statistics and geometry. The Australian government wants teachers to be in the top 30% of literacy and numeracy achievement, which is why the test was developed.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2016 06:06
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 01:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy, initial teacher education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28165

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