The ICTS Foreign Language: Spanish Test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and two constructed-response sections. The multiple-choice questions may be in both English and Spanish. Listening, oral, and written skills are all tested. Passing the test is necessary to be certified as a Spanish teacher in Illinois. There are six vital subareas examined in the ICTS Foreign Language: Spanish Test: Listening Comprehension; Reading Comprehension; Language Structures and Language Acquisition; Cultural Knowledge; Written Expression; and Oral Expression.
There are 15 broad objective statements included in the subareas, along with precise descriptive statements that assess one's ability to apply and convey an understanding of Spanish to students. A total scaled score of 240 or higher is required to pass, and the multiple-choice questions make up 67 percent of the total score. The constructed-response sections of the ICTS Foreign Language: Spanish Test are graded on a scale of one to four and account for 33 percent of the total score.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014