The ICTS Agricultural Education Test is a criterion-referenced, objective-based test that assesses the ability of teachers to work in Illinois, according to the Illinois Content Area Standards for Educators. It comprises 125 multiple-choice questions. Seven subareas are covered in the ICTS Agricultural Education Test: Agriculture Education Programs; Animal Science; Plant and Soil Science; Horticulture; Agricultural Resources; Agricultural Mechanics; and Agricultural Business. There are 26 objectives within these subareas.
The objectives in the ICTS Agricultural Education Test consist of both objective statements and descriptive statements. Objective statements are broad statements that cover basic skills and knowledge of the subject, and the descriptive statements define detailed information about the different objectives. A score of 240 or higher is required to pass the ICTS Agricultural Education Test. Subarea scores are reported along with the total test score to inform the test taker of his or her strengths and weaknesses.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014