Removal of a Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) Limitation for learning disabilities requires passing the ICTS Learning Disabilities Test. This test of 125 multiple-choice questions follows rules created by the Content Area Standards for Educators in Illinois. It concentrates on five main subareas: Human Development and Students with Special Educational Needs; Characteristics of Physical Disabilities and Health Impairments; Assessment; Program Development and Instruction; and Professional Knowledge and Legal Issues.
Subareas of the ICTS Learning Disabilities Test include 46 general objective statements along with specialized descriptive statements that assess the test taker's ability to apply laws and strategies for students with learning disabilities. The total score needed to pass the ICTS Learning Disabilities Test is 240 or higher on a scale of 100 to 300. Four weeks after the test, test takers and the Illinois State Board of Education will receive a score report that includes the total score and a score for each subarea.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014