Teachers: Literacy and Numeracy

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Shadow Secretary of State (Children, Schools and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many entrants to teacher training courses re-took (a) literacy and (b) numeracy tests (i) once and (ii) two or more times in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) Literacy Test

In 2007-08, 3,760 entrants to teacher training courses had to re-take the literacy test once. The number of entrants who re-took the test twice or more times was 2,490.

(b) Numeracy Test

In 2007-08, 3,260 entrants to teacher training courses had to re-take the numeracy test once. The number of entrant who re-took the test twice or more times was 3,480.

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