Rules of the Illinois Content Area Standards for Educators serve as the basis for the ICTS Early Childhood Education Test, which determines educators' ability to teach early childhood education. It is a standardized, criterion-referenced, objective-based test of 125 multiple-choice questions. The ICTS Early Childhood Education Test is divided into three major subareas: Language and Literacy Development; Learning Across the Curriculum; and Diversity, Collaboration, and Professionalism in the Early Childhood Program. Within these subareas, there are 14 main objectives.
The ICTS Early Childhood Education Test requires test takers to recognize the basic test objectives and understand specific information pertaining to the descriptive statements that accompany each objective. A total score of 240 or higher is needed to pass the ICTS Early Childhood Education Test and become certified to teach in the state of Illinois. The total score is broken down by subarea to inform each test taker of individual strengths and weaknesses.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014