ILTS – Practice Test & Information [Updated 2019]
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Test-Specific Information and Breakdowns
- Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)
- Mathematics (208)
- General Middle Grades (5-8) (298)
- Middle Grades (5-8) Language Arts (201)
- Middle Grades (5-8) Mathematics (202)
- Middle Grades (5-8) Science (203)
- Middle Grades (5-8) Social Science (204)
ILTS information obtained from the Illinois Licensure Testing System website: http://www.il.nesinc.com/Home.aspx
Frequently Asked Questions: Dates, Fees, & More
What are the ILTS exams?
ILTS stands for Illinois Licensure Testing System. Prospective teachers in Illinois are required to pass specific ILTS exams before obtaining certification.
The ILTS exams are created and administered by Pearson.
Who takes an ILTS exam?
Any person seeking educator certification in Illinois must take and pass the necessary ILTS exams. Current Illinois educators wishing to add an additional endorsement to their license must also pass the appropriate ILTS exams.
To see which ILTS exams you need to take, click here.
When and where do I take an ILTS exam?
Most ILTS exams are offered year-round at various times and locations.
For more information about test dates and sites, click here.
What are the ILTS test fees?
ILTS test fees vary by exam.
For exam-specific test fees, click here.
How are ILTS exams structured?
ILTS exams are computer-based tests (CBT). All of the exams are multiple-choice, but a few also include some constructed-response questions.
What do I need to bring to the test center?
You must bring one current, government-issued ID document (with your photograph and signature) in English. Make sure your name on your identification matches the name in which you registered.
How long are the ILTS exams?
Session length varies by exam.
For exam-specific session lengths, click here.
Can I use a calculator on an ILTS exam?
Some ILTS exams require you to bring your own graphing calculator, while others provide an on-screen calculator.
What are the testing policies for the ILTS exams?
The testing policies for the ILTS vary by exam. Take a look at your specific exam here.
How are the ILTS exams scored?
Each test is scored on a scale from 100 to 300, with a passing score of 240.
To see score release dates, click here.
How do I pass an ILTS exam?
To pass an ILTS exam, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. The best way is to review the 240Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.
Can I retake an ILTS exam?
Yes, you can retake an ILTS exam, but you have to wait 30 days in between testing sessions.
How do I register for an ILTS exam?
You can register online for an ILTS exam right here.
ILTS Practice Test and Study Material
You have access to very basic preparation materials through Pearson; however, these materials are very limited and do not address the exam content in depth (which is what you need to be successful). Take a look at those materials here.
For more thorough preparation, use trusted resources like 240Tutoring to learn and explore content, review practice questions, and take full-length practice exams.