To become certified to teach as a school speech-language pathologist in Illinois, one must pass the ICTS Speech-Language Pathologist: Teaching Test. The exam consists of 125 multiple-choice questions and is a standardized, criterion-referenced, objective-based test. There are five main subareas within the test: Foundations and Characteristics; Assessing Students and Developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs); Planning and Delivering Instructional Content; Managing the Learning Environment and Promoting Students' Social Interaction Skills; and Maintaining Effective Communication, Collaboration, and Professionalism.
The subareas of the ICTS Speech-Language Pathologist: Teaching Test include 26 objective statements with broad information on the topic. The objective statements also contain descriptive statements that measure the ability to demonstrate and apply information in a classroom. A total score of 240 or above is needed to pass the ICTS Speech-Language Pathologist: Teaching Test. Scores are mailed out four weeks after the test date.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014