School library information specialists are certified in the state of Illinois after passing the ICTS Library Information Specialist Test. This criterion-referenced, objective-based exam comprises 125 multiple-choice questions. This test is broken down into four specific subareas: Information Access and Delivery; Teaching and Learning; Communication; and Program Administration.
The main subareas of the ICTS Library Information Specialist Test are further divided into 20 test objectives. The test objectives are used to indicate a basic understanding of the material. Along with the objectives, there are more comprehensive descriptive statements. Passing the exam requires the test taker to display an understanding of both the objective and descriptive statements. Individual scores for the ICTS Library Information Specialist Test are sent to the test takers four weeks after the exam date. A total score of 240 or higher is required to pass and be certified. A score for each subarea is also sent to indicate areas of strength and weakness.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014