Learning behavior specialists who concentrate their attention on deaf and blind students are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education after passing the ICTS Learning Behavior Specialist II: Deaf-Blind Specialist Test. The test consists of six constructed-response assignments; three are based on case studies and the other three are stand-alone questions. There are three subareas of information on the test: Foundations, Characteristics, and Assessment; Planning and Delivering Instructional Content and Managing the Learning Environment; and Maintaining Effective Communication, Collaboration, and Professionalism.
These subareas have 17 objective statements along with specific descriptive statements. Constructed-response assignments on the ICTS Learning Behavior Specialist II: Deaf-Blind Specialist Test are graded on a scale of one to four according to how well the answers are argued, the knowledge displayed, and supporting details. Score reports are mailed four weeks after the test.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014