The ICTS English as a New Language Test is used to certify teachers to specialize in helping students to learn the English language in the state of Illinois. The test is 125 multiple-choice questions that focus on the rules of the Illinois Content Area Standards for Educators. It is a criterion-referenced, objective-based test that consists of three main subareas of information: Foundations of ENL Instruction; Development of English Language Skills; and Professional Collaboration, Conduct, and Growth.
The three subareas contain 15 straightforward objectives. Each objective has accompanying descriptive statements that provide more detail about the objectives. It is important to understand the objectives and apply the knowledge in the descriptive statements. A passing score for the ICTS English as a New Language Test is 240 or higher. Scores are mailed four weeks after the test and include a breakdown score for each subarea, which allows recipients to identify areas of weakness.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014