Field 290: Learning Behavior Specialist I

Alignment of Test Framework Objectives with State and National Standards

Illinois Licensure Testing System Framework Objectives for Learning Behavior Specialist I State Board of Education Rules-Title 23 of the Illinois Administrative Code – 28.200 Council for Exceptional Children Initial Preparation Standards
Subarea I: Understanding Students with Disabilities
0001 Understand processes of human growth and development and factors, including disability, that affect development and learning.b1-22.1, 2.2
0002 Understand characteristics and needs of students with disabilities.b1-22.2
Subarea II: Assessing Students and Developing Individualized Programs
0003 Understand types and characteristics of assessment measures and procedures; and criteria for assessment activities that are valid, reliable, and appropriate for the individual needs of students with disabilities.c1-24.1, 4.2
0004 Understand procedures for interpreting and communicating assessment results for the purpose of determining eligibility for special education services, designing and evaluating instruction, and making ongoing adjustments to instruction.c1-24.2
0005 Understand policies, principles, and procedures for program planning, placement, developing, and implementing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), and other individualized plans.c1-24.2
Subarea III: Supporting Development and Learning
0006 Understand evidence- and research-based strategies for planning and managing a learning environment that promotes and supports the participation of all learners.e1-22.3
0007 Understand effective strategies and approaches for instructional design and planning that make content meaningful to all students and promote active student engagement.d1-23.2, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
0008 Understand principles and methods involved in individualizing explicit, systematic instruction to meet rigorous content goals for students with disabilities.f1-25.1, 5.2, 5.3
0009 Understand the development and implementation of behavior interventions and supporting the social-emotional and behavioral development of students with disabilities.e1-25.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
Subarea IV: Working in a Collaborative Learning Community
0010 Apply knowledge of strategies for communicating and collaborating in a culturally responsive manner with school team members to address students' instructional and behavioral needs.g1-27.1
0011 Understand how to promote positive relationships between home, community, and school that enhance learning opportunities for students with disabilities and encourage families' involvement in their children's education.g1-27.2
Subarea V: Foundations and Professional Practice
0012 Understand historical, legal, and ethical issues relevant to special education.a1.1
0013 Understand the roles of teachers as professionals and leaders, and the practices and purposes of reflection, self-evaluation, and professional development.h1-2, i1-21.2, 1.3


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