The ICTS Assessment of Professional Teaching Test consists of 120 multiple-choice questions and two constructed-response assignments. The test measures one's understanding of teaching and professional skills and is used to certify professionals in Illinois at four different levels: Birth to Grade 3, Grades K-9, Grades 6-12, and Grades K-12. Six objectives are covered in the ICTS Assessment of Professional Teaching Test: Foundations, Characteristics, and Assessment; Planning and Delivering Instruction; Managing the Learning Environment; Collaboration, Communication, and Professionalism; Language Arts; and Educational Technology.
There are 23 objective statements in the ICTS Assessment of Professional Teaching Test. The constructed-response assignments are graded on a four-point scale and combined with the score of the multiple-choice questions for a scaled score. A passing total score is 240 or above of a possible 300 points. Scores are mailed to participants and the Illinois State Board of Education four weeks after the test is taken.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014