Rockford, Illinois

Basic Skills Test Preparation for Teaching Certification

Testing has been required of candidates seeking Illinois teaching, school service personnel, and administrative certificates since 1988. Legislation enacted at that time, Section 21-1a of the School Code of Illinois, established a testing program as part of the state's certification requirements. Subsequent legislation and the adoption of administrative rules by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provided additional requirements and information regarding the specific tests required of certification candidates, as well as when the tests must be taken and who must take the tests.

Under the direction of ISBE, the Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) was custom designed and developed by the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson to meet Illinois' needs and requirements relating to the preparation and certification of educators.


IL Certification Testing System (ICTS)               

For more information, please visit the ICTS website.