Behavior specialists who focus on bilingual special education must pass the ICTS Learning Behavior Specialist II: Bilingual Special Education Specialist Test to be certified in Illinois. The test consists of six constructed-response assignments. The first three constructed responses are stand-alone questions and the other three are based on case studies. The test is divided into three key subareas: Foundations, Characteristics, and Assessment; Planning and Delivering Instructional Content and Managing the Learning Environment; and Maintaining Effective Communication, Collaboration, and Professionalism.
The subareas of the ICTS Learning Behavior Specialist II: Bilingual Special Education Specialist Test are further divided into broad objective statements and more precise descriptive statements. The constructed-response assignments are scored on a four-point scale that measures how well they convey knowledge, how well the point is argued, and the supporting details. A total score of 240 or above is needed to pass.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014