The ICTS School Counselor Test is used by the Illinois State Board of Education to certify school counselors. It is a criterion-referenced, objective-based test of 125 multiple-choice questions created according to the Content Area Standards for Educators in Illinois. The test is divided into four main subareas: Student Development Across Domains; Assessment, Instruction, and Services; the School Environment and Counseling Program; and the School Counseling Profession.
There are 20 objective statements across the four subareas that provide general statements on the subject of counseling in a school environment. The objective statements include detailed descriptive statements that showcase the test taker's ability to demonstrate the information in the objective statements. Four weeks after the ICTS School Counselor Test, scores are mailed to the test takers. A total score of 240 or higher is required to pass the exam. The score report includes the total score along with a breakdown of performance by subarea.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014