The Illinois Content Area Standards for Educators guidelines includes certification for administrative roles such as principal. The ICTS Principal Test is a criterion-referenced, objective-based test of 125 multiple-choice questions. There are four subareas used to create the standardized test: Understanding the Learning Environment and Facilitating a Vision of Learning; Communication, Collaboration, and Creating a Positive School Culture; Human Development, Curriculum Planning, and Assessment; and Resource Management and School Governance.
The subareas of the ICTS Principal Test include 14 general objective statements, which are accompanied by descriptive statements that showcase the ability to apply the knowledge from the objective statements in work scenarios. A total score of 240 or higher is needed to pass the ICTS Principal Test. The total score is divided into subarea scores, and the scores are mailed four weeks after the exam is completed.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014