Data from the Assessment Tool will be used by educators to monitor progress of learners in programmes that receive funding for literacy and numeracy. This learner data will be useful for tertiary organisations as they plan appropriate learning programmes and monitor their effectiveness.

The national data set will provide the TEC with information about the needs and issues of particular cohorts of learners in different contexts. The data is also available for research purposes within certain boundaries. At no time can any individual or individual organisation be identified in the national data set.