Accessing Results from the QTS Numeracy Skills Test

Instructor: Bill Sands
Wondering how you can access your QTS Numeracy Skills test scores after the exam? Keep reading to get details on how you can easily access your test results, and what to do if you don't pass the test.

QTS Score Reporting Access

Results for the QTS Numeracy Skills tests are calculated in real time, meaning you'll be provided with your results as soon as you finish the test. You will receive a printed score report containing an analysis of your performance.

Test Results

It is highly recommended that you save a copy of this printed report for your own records.

After finishing the test, you'll also need to make sure that your results have been properly uploaded. To check this process, log into your learndirect account and go to the My Account page and select Results.

Should you notice any problems or inconsistencies, immediately contact the skills test helpline and report your problem.

ITT Access

Your training provider is given complete access to everything related to your QTS performance, including your results and the number of attempts. You will not need to send them a copy of your scores.

This information is used during the selection process, as well as to confirm that a candidate has successfully passed both skills assessments before beginning ITT courses.

You will have unlimited access to your test scores once you've begun your ITT course. You'll need to pass both tests in order to earn qualified teacher status (QTS).

Outcome Validity

If you pass, this result will be valid for 3 years from the day that you took the test. During this period, you'll need to begin an ITT course, or else your validity will be annulled, and you will have to take and pass the test another time.

For candidates who have already begun an ITT course or finished one, scores remain valid without any timeframe restrictions.

Resit Policy

In the unfortunate event that you do not pass this test, you should be aware of the retake policy.

Candidates must wait at least two days before signing up for another test. Candidates are advised to use this time to review their scores and identify and improve potential weaknesses.

You are allowed two retakes before being locked out. If you take the test a third time and do not pass, you'll need to wait 24 months before you can take the test again.

Be advised that this period only begins after you take the test a third time. If, for example, you take the test twice in one week and then wait a year, you would not be able to take the test until two years have passed from the date of the third test. The one year you spent waiting does not count toward the lockout period.

In addition, resits are not free. Whereas the initial test is free, each retest comes with a fee of £19.25, which must be paid at the time of registration.

Studying for the QTS Numeracy Skills Test

Whether you're sitting for the QTS for the very first time or preparing for a retake, publishes several materials that will help you brush up on your skills and improve your performance.

This QTS Professional Skills Test - Numeracy: Practice & Test Prep course is an excellent study tool. It contains over 60 lessons and offers a comprehensive review of all major topics that can be found on the test.

Additionally, these Fractions Flashcards and Number Operations Flashcards explore mathematical concepts that also show up on the QTS Numeracy Skills test, and can be valuable resources for students looking to hone their skills and knowledge.

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