The ICTS English Language Proficiency Test for transitional bilingual certification in the state of Illinois includes 55 multiple-choice questions and two constructed-response assignments. The multiple-choice questions account for 50 percent of the score and the constructed-response assignments make up the other 50 percent. The information included in the ICTS English Language Proficiency Test is divided into three subareas: Reading Comprehension; Writing Proficiency; and Oral Proficiency.
The three subareas of the ICTS English Language Proficiency Test include five objective statements as well as descriptive statements that assess a candidate's ability to understand and analyze the passages. The constructed-response sections include writing and oral proficiency, and are graded on a four-point scale. Passing the ICTS English Language Proficiency Test requires a total scaled score of at least 240. A scaled score report is sent to participants and the Illinois State Board of Education four weeks after the test is taken.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014