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Help! Percentage needed to pass QTS skills tests?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Helenbeth, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. I am taking all three on Monday I have so far been unable to pass the practise ICT and maths tests. With both tests I am running out of time and so not reading instructions properly, making silly mistakes (which IMO isn't true to life as you wouldn't have a pressure-filled 35 mins to complete tasks like this it is RIDICULOUS).
    What is the percentage required to pass these completely irrelevent tests? That way I can focus on doing certain tasks properly and leaving out a few rather than rushing through the whole lot badly.
    I'm getting so stressed about this!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Benchmark pass is set at 60%. The actual test you take may be plus or minus a few % points, depending on its variance from benchmark (relative ease or difficulty).
     
  3. For 60%, don't worry about running out of time. If you can't do a question just move on. If you can answer most of the questions correctly, it doesn't matter if you don't get it finished.
    I don't know of anyone finishing the ICT one, but for if you can get full marks on 3 of 5 tasks then there's no need to do the 4th or 5th.

    Good luck!
     
  4. I failed the maths online every time I practised but passed it on the day. I was practising all morning before sitting it in the afternoon and very nearly cancelled. I found the actual test slightly easier than the online ones. The mental arithmetic section is the worst- don't worry if you run out of time on a question- just concentrate on the next. I ran out of time on two and still passed.
    The ICT test is irrelevant but once you get used to the programme it is fairly straightforward. Just make sure you practice as much as possible. I would just try to complete as much as you can. I found that I was able to complete the whole test after a while.
    Do make sure you have the correct ID as they are very strict about this.
    Good luck. Remember you can sit them as many times as you need to- so no need to stress!
     
  5. Hi there
    I wonder if some of you can help - I'm an adult education tutor (based in England) who has been approached by two students who need to pass the maths test to go to Uni.
    I normally tutor for people to take and pass the national test in Numeracy which is significantly different. It would really help if I knew of some resources to help with the specialist requirements of the maths test - I already know of all the adult numeracy resources but not anything specific to this test.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction for practice tests, resources, etc?
    Thanks in anticipation. [​IMG]
     

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