Processes for students who fail to satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy tests

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This guideline defines how the College will handle different student cohorts in current and future Initial Teacher Education Units, and different points of admission when a student fails to satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy tests by December 31 in the first year of enrolment or after attempting 48 credit points of study, whichever is the...

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Approved on: 12 Aug 2016
Review cycle: 1 Year
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Learning, Teaching and Research Committee

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Academic Board

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Secretary of the Learning, Teaching and Research Committee
Background: 

This guideline is to be read in conjunction with the College’s Academic Progress policy.This guideline defines how the College will handle different student cohorts in current and future Initial Teacher Education Units, and different points of admission when a student fails to satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy tests by December 31 in the first year of enrolment or after attempting 48 credit points of study, whichever is the later.

Purpose: 

This guideline defines how the College will handle different student cohorts in current and future Initial Teacher Education Units, and different points of admission when a student fails to satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy tests by December 31 in the first year of enrolment or after attempting 48 credit points of study, whichever is the later.

Statement: 

1. Students commencing prior to 2017

a) Students completing before the 31 December 2016, are strongly encouraged to sit and satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy tests. Students are to be informed that the Government has said that satisfactory completion is now required to be able to register to work in Australia as a teacher. Students who fail to satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy tests are eligible to graduate with an initial teaching education degree.

b) Students completing an initial teacher education course of study after 31 December 2016, are required to satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy tests. Failure to satisfactorily complete these tests will mean the student has not met the requirements to graduate with an initial teacher education degree. These students will be offered an alternate exit award (if available) upon satisfactory completion of all other exiting course requirements.

2. Students commencing from 2017

Students commencing studies from 2017 are required to satisfactorily complete the National Literacy and Numeracy tests.

Failure to satisfactorily complete both of the tests within the first year of enrolment or after attempting 48 credit points of study will trigger support from the college such that the student is able to undertake one or both of the tests upon successfully completing 72 credit points.

A student who fails to successfully complete either of the tests a second time must ensure they attempt one or both of the tests when or before completing 96 credit points of study. The College may limit the student’s enrolment to support the student in successfully completing one or both tests.

Failure to complete either of the tests a third time will result in referral to the College’s Academic Standards and Risk Committee and will result in being moved to another award where available.

3. Cohort rules

Students commencing from 2017 are required to complete the National Literacy and Numeracy tests within the first year of enrolment or 48 credit points of study (whichever occurs later) of the initial teacher education course are:

a) Commencing students admitted to the College.

b) Commencing students in Eastern College Australia approved pathways into Education (usually Diploma of Arts students)

c) Commencing students admitted through a course transfer.

Exceptions:

a) Commencing students who have been admitted into an initial teacher education course from another provider’s initial teacher education course are required to disclose if they have already attempted and passed or failed the National Literacy and Numeracy tests.