The ICTS Target Language Proficiency-Spanish Test is used to by the Illinois State Board of Education for certification in transitional bilingual education, specifically Spanish. There are 55 multiple-choice questions that count for half of the total test score. The other half of the score is based on two constructed-response assignments. There are three main subareas within the ICTS Target Language Proficiency-Spanish Test: Reading Comprehension; Writing Proficiency; and Oral Proficiency.
These three subareas include five basic objectives and descriptive statements that include applying knowledge to evaluate and understand passages. The written and oral subareas of the ICTS Target Language Proficiency-Spanish Test are evaluated in the constructed-response sections. These are graded on a scale of one to four. The total scaled score needed to pass the test is 240 or above. A report of the scaled score is mailed to the Illinois State Board of Education and test takers four weeks after test.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014