The ICTS Reading Specialist Test is used to certify reading specialists in Illinois. Based on the guidelines of the Content Area Standards for Educators, the test has 125 multiple-choice questions and is a standardized, criterion-referenced, objective-based exam. The ICTS Reading Specialist Test comprises four subareas: Language, Reading, and Literacy; Reading Instruction and Assessment; Reading Research and Curriculum Design; and Professional Responsibilities and Resource Management.
There are 23 broad objective statements in the subareas of the ICTS Reading Specialist Test. Various descriptive statements that assess the test taker's ability to identify and demonstrate the knowledge and objectives in a work setting accompany the objective statements. Each test taker receives his or her score four weeks after taking the exam. The total score necessary to pass the ICTS Reading Specialist Test is 240 or higher. The report will also include a score for each subarea so that test takers can recognize areas of strength and weakness.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014