The Illinois State Board of Education uses the ICTS Speech-Language Pathologist: Non-Teaching Test to certify speech-language pathologists to work in the Illinois public school system. Passing the test requires a total score of 240 or above. It is a standardized, criterion-referenced, objective-based test of 125 multiple-choice questions. The test is divided into three key subareas: Foundations and Characteristics; Understanding the Assessment of Students with Communication Disorders; and Maintaining Effective Communication, Collaboration, and Professionalism.
The three individual subareas of the exam include 12 different objective statements that discuss general information. The objective statements of the ICTS Speech-Language Pathologist: Non-Teaching Test include more specific descriptive statements to gauge one's ability to demonstrate and apply the content knowledge. A report is sent out four weeks after the test date. This report provides the total score and measures performance in each subarea, which allows test takers to identify any areas in which they need to improve.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014