The ICTS Science: Biology Test determines the capabilities of biology teachers according to the Content Area Standards for Educators. To be certified to teach biology in the state of Illinois, it is necessary to pass the ICTS Science: Biology Test. This is a criterion-referenced, objective-based test of 125 multiple-choice questions, and it uses scientific calculators provided at the testing facility. The test comprises six subareas: Science and Technology; Life Science; Physical Science; Earth Systems and the Universe; Cell Biology, Heredity, and Evolution; and Organismal Biology and Ecology.
Twenty-five objective statements are within the six subareas of the ICTS Science: Biology Test. The objective statements all contain descriptive statements with more specific information to test the ability to apply this knowledge. Test scores are sent out four weeks after the test date, and include a score for each subarea as well as a total test score. A total score of 240 or higher is needed to pass the ICTS Science: Biology Test.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014