The ICTS Early Childhood Special Education Test was devised according to standards established by the Illinois Content Area Standards for Educators. The test determines whether one is certified as an educator in this subject. The ICTS Early Childhood Special Education Test is a standardized exam of 125 multiple-choice questions that focus on five subareas: Foundations and Characteristics; Assessing Students and Developing Individualized Programs; Planning and Delivering Instructional Content; Managing the Learning Environment and Promoting Students' Social Interaction Skills; and Maintaining Effective Communication, Collaboration, and Professionalism.
The five subareas have 30 objectives. The ICTS Early Childhood Special Education Test requires test takers to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of these objectives as well as to apply understanding of specific descriptive statements. Passing the ICTS Early Childhood Special Education Test and becoming certified requires a total score of 240 or higher. The total score is broken down into the five subareas so that problem areas can be identified.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014