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Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS)

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is conducting a pilot test of multiple-choice items that may appear on future test forms for the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) testing program.

Eligibility Requirements for Participation

To be eligible to participate in the pilot test, you must either (1) currently be a junior, senior, or graduate student currently enrolled in an educator preparation program and preparing to seek licensure/endorsement in the field in Illinois, OR (2) be an individual who recently received a license in Illinois and has no more than 3 years’ teaching experience.

Educator preparation faculty are not eligible to participate in the pilot test.

Current Pilot Test Opportunities

  • Early Childhood Special Education (select PTIL230 when scheduling)

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to view and respond to questions that may appear on future test forms for the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) testing program. You will not receive a score for this pilot test nor will it be counted toward your certification.

Upon completion of a pilot test form, participants are offered a choice between a $50.00 Amazon gift card or a $75.00 ILTS test voucher that may be applied towards future ILTS testing fees. Test vouchers are non-transferable and expire 1 year from the date of issue. Incentives are issued upon verification of the acceptable completion of each test form*. Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Other advantages of pilot test participation include:

  • providing input into the test that will be taken by future educators,
  • gauging professional knowledge by taking actual test items, and
  • gaining practical testing experience.

*Please note: To be eligible for an incentive, participants must be qualified in the specific field for which they are taking a pilot test and they must complete the pilot test as instructed. Participants may choose only one incentive per test session and may take up to two (2) pilot tests if more than one is offered. For the MCQ section: Incentives will be provided upon verification of satisfactory participation (defined as a completed test form with at least 25% of multiple-choice items answered correctly). For a field with a CRI: To be eligible for an incentive, participants must complete the pilot test as instructed (e.g., they must respond to all assignments and responses must be of the recommended length).

Testing Information

Each pilot test is administered during a 90-minute testing session. Approximately 20 minutes of the session is dedicated to the presentation of a computer-based testing tutorial and a short survey.

There is no fee for participating in a pilot test. Eligible participants may complete up to two (2) pilot test forms. The second registration can only be scheduled after the first pilot test session is completed (consecutive pilot test appointments are not available).

Pilot test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. Score information will not be provided to participants or institutions.

If you have any questions about this pilot test, please email

Scheduling Information

ILTS pilot testing begins May 17, 2022. You may schedule an appointment starting May 3, 2022.

After you schedule a pilot test appointment, Pearson VUE will email you a confirmation listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of your test center, and directions to the test center.

If you are unable to keep a pilot test appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time.

Last updated 2022-02-25