Test Selection

Can't find your test? Several ILTS tests are offered on computer only; see " Test Selection for Computer-Based Tests."

Refer to the following tables to identify the specific test or tests you wish to take. If you are uncertain about which tests you are required to take for your licensure, or if all of the tests you wish to take cannot be scheduled for a single date, consult your college advisor, licensure officer, or regional office of education. For more information about licensure requirements, please refer to the ISBE website at www.isbe.net/teachers1.htm. Evaluation Systems is not authorized to answer questions regarding tests required for licensure.

There are two test sessions on each test date. The morning session begins at 7:15 a.m. and lasts until approximately 1:00 p.m. The afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. and lasts until approximately 7:15 p.m. Each test session includes five hours of actual testing time. You will be assigned to either one or both test sessions according to the number and type of tests for which you register.

The maximum number of tests you may register to take on one test date is determined by the type(s) of tests for which you are registering. Some tests are available only in the morning session or only in the afternoon session, and some tests require a full test session, whereas other tests may be scheduled two to a test session. You may not register to take a test more than once per test date.

Full-Session Tests

Partial-Session Tests (up to two partial-session tests may be taken in one test session)

If you are registering for a language proficiency test for the Educator License with Stipulations endorsed as Transitional Bilingual, you may take one or two language proficiency tests on one test date. You will not be able to register for any other tests on the same test date.

Information about the test session(s) to which you have been assigned and the test(s) you have been scheduled to take during each session will be included on your admission ticket(s).

The tables that follow list all the tests in the ILTS program and indicate the test dates on which each test is offered, the test session(s) during which each test is offered, and important notes describing registration restrictions and special testing requirements. Further information about the following is provided in the tables below:

 

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Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) Tests

Test Name and Code Test Date Availability Test Session Availability Important Notes
Assessment of Professional Teaching: Birth to Grade 3 (101) All test dates Morning only
(full session)
 
Assessment of Professional Teaching: Grades K–9 (102) All test dates Morning only
(full session)
 
Assessment of Professional Teaching: Grades 6–12 (103) All test dates Morning only
(full session)
 
Assessment of Professional Teaching: Grades K–12 (104) All test dates Morning only
(full session)
 

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Content-Area Tests

Test Name and Code Test Date Availability Test Session Availability Important Notes
Agricultural Education (170) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Business, Marketing, and Computer Education (171) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Computer Science (038) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Dance (140) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Drama/Theatre Arts (141) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Early Childhood Special Education (152) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
English as a New Language (125) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Family and Consumer Sciences (172) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Health Careers (173) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Health Education (142) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Music (143) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Physical Education (144) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Science: Biology (105) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
Scientific calculators are provided at the test site. See "Scientific Calculators" below for models provided.
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Science: Chemistry (106) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
Scientific calculators are provided at the test site. See "Scientific Calculators" below for models provided.
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Science: Earth and Space Science (108) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
Scientific calculators are provided at the test site. See "Scientific Calculators" below for models provided.
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Science: Environmental Science (112) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
Scientific calculators are provided at the test site. See "Scientific Calculators" below for models provided.
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Science: Physics (116) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
Scientific calculators are provided at the test site. See "Scientific Calculators" below for models provided.
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Social Science: Economics (109) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Social Science: Geography (113) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Social Science: History (114) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Social Science: Political Science (117) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Social Science: Psychology (118) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Social Science: Sociology and Anthropology (121) September, November, February, and April Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
The last paper-based administration of this test will be on April 12, 2014. This test will be available only on computer beginning May 19, 2014.
Speech-Language Pathologist: Teaching (153) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Teacher of Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired (150) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Teacher of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (151) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Technology Education (174) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Technology Specialist (178) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 
Visual Arts (145) All test dates Morning and afternoon
(partial session)
 

Foreign Language Content-Area Tests

Test Name and Code Test Date Availability Test Session Availability Important Notes
Foreign Language: Arabic (137) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: Chinese (Cantonese) (136) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: Chinese (Mandarin) (126) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: French (127) All test dates Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: German (128) All test dates Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: Hebrew (129) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: Italian (130) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: Japanese (131) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: Korean (132) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: Latin (133) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: Russian (134) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.
Foreign Language: Spanish (135) All test dates Morning or afternoon
(full session)
This test includes a recorded component; examinees who arrive late will not be admitted.

Learning Behavior Specialist II (LBS II) Tests

Test Name and Code Test Date Availability Test Session Availability Important Notes
Learning Behavior Specialist II: Behavior Intervention Specialist (156) September, February, and June only Morning and afternoon
(full session)
 
Learning Behavior Specialist II: Bilingual Special Education Specialist (157) September, February, and June only Morning and afternoon
(full session)
 
Learning Behavior Specialist II: Curriculum Adaptation Specialist (158) September, February, and June only Morning and afternoon
(full session)
 
Learning Behavior Specialist II: Deaf-Blind Specialist (159) September, February, and June only Morning and afternoon
(full session)
 
Learning Behavior Specialist II: Multiple Disabilities Specialist (160) September, February, and June only Morning and afternoon
(full session)
 
Learning Behavior Specialist II: Technology Specialist (161) September, February, and June only Morning and afternoon
(full session)
 
Learning Behavior Specialist II: Transition Specialist (162) September, February, and June only Morning and afternoon
(full session)
 
 

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Language Proficiency Tests for an Educator License with Stipulations Endorsed as Transitional Bilingual

The following language proficiency tests are for individuals seeking transitional bilingual licensure, bilingual endorsements, or bilingual approvals. Individuals seeking foreign language teaching licenses should refer to "Foreign Language Content-Area Tests" above. If you are seeking a Transitional Bilingual License, endorsement, or approval in a language other than those listed in the table below, contact your regional office of education.

Test Name and Code Test Date Availability Test Session Availability Important Notes
English Language Proficiency (055) All test dates Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Arabic (057) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Assyrian (071) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Bosnian (072) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Bulgarian (070) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Burmese (085) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Cantonese (058) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Filipino (074) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Greek (059) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Gujarati (060) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Hindi (061) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Japanese (062) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Korean (063) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Lao (064) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Lithuanian (086) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Malayalam (084) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Mandarin (065) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Nepali (087) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Polish (066) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Russian (067) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Serbian (073) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Spanish (056) All test dates Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Telugu (089) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Ukrainian (088) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Urdu (068) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)
Target Language Proficiency—Vietnamese (069) September, February, and July only Morning or afternoon
(full session)

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Scientific Calculators

Examinees taking Science: Biology (105), Science: Chemistry (106), Science: Earth and Space Science (108), Science: Environmental Science (112), and Science: Physics (116) will be provided with one of the following models of scientific calculators at the test administration. The models distributed are subject to change; directions for use will not be provided at the test site. You may not use your own calculator or calculator manual for these tests. (These calculators may NOT be used for the Mathematics [115] test.)