Free ILTS (203) Middle Grades (5-8) Science Practice Test

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Welcome to 240 Tutoring’s free practice test for the ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Science exam! Passing the ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Science (203) exam is a critical step towards receiving your teaching certificate in Illinois and landing a teaching position as a middle school science teacher. We’ve developed this practice test  to give you an idea of what to expect on the actual Middle Grades (5-8) Science exam and to serve as a diagnostic assessment to help you study

Our practice test will cover every concept tested on the Middle Grades (5-8) Science (203) and will mimic the format and question types of the real exam. By taking this practice test, you will gain a better understanding of the exam’s structure and content, helping you identify specific areas you may need to improve upon before taking the official test.

We hope that this practice test will help you gain the confidence you need to pass the Middle Grades (5-8) Science exam and progress towards your career goals. Good luck!

ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Science Practice Test Overview

The practice test will consist of 50 multiple choice questions covering 15 concepts. The number of questions for each concept are proportional to the weight of that concept used in the official scoring of the Middle Grades (5-8) Science.

The concepts covered in the Middle Grades (5-8) Science practice test include:
Scientific Practices, Ecosystems, Chemistry, and much more!

Practice Test Format

You will have unlimited time to complete all 50 questions on the ILTS 203 practice test. You will not be allowed to skip questions during the practice test. Each question must have a marked answer before proceeding to the next question.


The ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Science practice test is scored on a range of 0 to 100. More importantly, the practice test score report will include your performance by concept.

Once answered, each question will provide immediate feedback on the correct answer and you will receive a full score report and study plan if you complete the practice test in its entirety.

How to use the ILTS 203 Practice Test

A practice test can be an effective tool for the Middle Grades (5-8) Science if you use it correctly! Follow these tips to get the most out of your free ILTS Middle Grades (5-8) Science (203) practice test:

  • Mimic test day conditions to the best of your ability. Set aside enough time to take the full practice test. Take the test in a quiet area with minimal distractions. Do not take the practice test with open notes.
  • Use the practice test as a diagnostic tool to assess your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop a study plan based on your score report prioritizing the important Middle Grades (5-8) Science concepts where you need improvement.
  • Use 240 Tutoring! At the end of the practice test we will provide you with a personalized study plan based on your results to use right within our study guides!


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