The ICTS Technology Specialist Test is used to certify technology specialists in the state of Illinois. There are 125 multiple-choice questions in this criterion-referenced, objective-based test, which was created according to the Content Area Standards for Educators. The ICTS Technology Specialist Test draws on information from four key subareas: Foundations of Technology in Education; Infrastructure; Integration of Technology into Instruction; and Management, Planning, and Professional Development.
The subareas in the ICTS Technology Specialist Test have 14 different objective statements. The objective statements are broad definitions, but they include descriptive statements that focus on demonstrating and applying the content knowledge. Those who take the ICTS Technology Specialist Test need a total score of 240 or above to pass. Each test taker is mailed a report four weeks after the test. The report includes his or her performance in each subarea to identify areas that need improvement, as well as the total test score.
Last Updated: 06/26/2014