The ICTS English Language Arts Test is designed according to the standards of the Illinois Content Area Standards for Educators. It is a criterion-referenced, objective-based test that determines knowledge of English language arts and whether someone can be certified in the subject. This 125-question, multiple-choice test covers four subareas: Reading; Writing and Research; Speaking and Listening; and Literature.
Certification in the subject requires a total score of 240 or higher on the ICTS English Language Arts Test. The four subareas are divided into 16 objectives. The objectives are basic information on the subject, but they all have more detailed descriptive statements within them. Passing the exam requires the test taker to demonstrate basic knowledge of the objectives as well as the understanding needed to utilize the skills in the descriptive statements. Scores are reported four weeks after the test and include both the total score and score for each subarea.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014