Practice National Adult Literacy and Numeracy Tests

A review of websites offering practice Key Skills/National Adult Literacy and Numeracy Tests

If you're helping learners to prepare for the National Tests in Adult Literacy and/or Numeracy, you may find it helpful to let them try several of the practice tests that are available. Remember that the same test is used for the Adult Literacy/Key Skills Communication and Adult Numeracy/Key Skills Application of Number!  You may also like to create your own tests around the areas that need practising - find out more under 'ItemBank' below.

Currently, sets of tests are available on the following websites:

Move On
Click here
11 practice tests currently available as part of the National Test Toolkit. Also available on a CD ROM, which can be ordered from the Move On website.

Edexcel
Click here 
2 sets are available under "Key Skills practice tests".  These are also on the Move On site.

QCA
Click here

2 sets of Key Skills example tests are available

City & Guilds
Click here 
2 sets are available in the Download information for the Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy (same as QCA site, but with answers)

DfES Readwriteplus
Click here

"National Tests" section - practice tests currently not available

ItemBank
Click here

ItemBank is a DfES supported website that allows learners to create their own tests based on a very large bank of questions covering Literacy/Communication, Numeracy/Application of Number and ICT at levels 1 and 2.

Move OnMove On
Website to support the national Move On Up Programme, which aims to help adults brush up their basic skills and take the national tests. Offers a range of resources.
ReadWritePlusReadWritePlus
These resources were developed over the period 2001 to 2010, to support the national Skills for Life Strategy and other Skills for Life developments. They are now available on the Excellence Gateway.
www.city-and-guilds.co.ukwww.city-and-guilds.co.uk
City and Guilds website
www.edexcel.org.ukwww.edexcel.org.uk
Web site of the Edexcel awarding body
www.itembank.org.ukwww.itembank.org.uk
DfES supported website offering lots of Key Skills and Skills for Life practice test questions at Levels 1 and 2

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