Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS)

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is conducting a pilot test of multiple-choice questions and constructed-response items (speaking assignments and essays) that may appear on future test forms for several redeveloped Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) tests.

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.

Note: If you would like to register for an oral speaking language pilot test, you will need to set up a Pearson VUE web account specifically for Evaluation Systems SR Pilots. Even if you already have a Pearson VUE account, you will need to set up a Pearson VUE web account with a different username and password in order to access the oral speaking language pilot tests. View scheduling details for speaking exams »

Current Pilot Test Opportunities

Pilot Test Field Registration code # of times you can participate   Availability Session Timing and Other Important Details
ILTS Dance PTIL209 1 Multiple-choice 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 1 hour 45 min.
ILTS Family and Consumer Sciences PTIL217 1 Multiple-choice 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 1 hour 45 min.
ILTS Library Information Specialist PTIL220 1 Multiple-choice 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 1 hour 45 min.
ILTS Reading Teacher PTIL222 1 Multiple-choice 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 1 hour 45 min.
ILTS Technology Specialist PTIL223 1 Multiple-choice 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 1 hour 45 min.
ILTS Chief School Business Official PTIL224 1 Multiple-choice 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 1 hour 45 min.
ILTS School Counselor PTIL235 1 Multiple-choice 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 1 hour 45 min.
ILTS English as a New Language PTIL250 1 Multiple-choice 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 1 hour 45 min.
ILTS Foreign Language: Italian PTIL255 1 Multiple-choice & Essays 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 2 hours 45 min.
Includes audio/listening items
ILTS Foreign Language: Russian PTIL259 1 Multiple-choice & Essays 1/15/19 – 2/19/19 2 hours 45 min.
Includes audio/listening items
Input Method Editor (IME) technology available for essays
ILTS Foreign Language: Italian(*Speaking) PTIL555 1 Oral Speaking Assignments Limited Availability (see chart below):
1/21/19 – 2/9/19
1 hour
*A unique Pearson VUE account must be created specifically for oral speaking exams. View scheduling details »
ILTS Foreign Language: Russian (*Speaking) PTIL559 1 Oral Speaking Assignments Limited Availability (see chart below):
1/21/19 – 2/9/19
1 hour
*A unique Pearson VUE account must be created specifically for oral speaking exams. View scheduling details »

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 tests. Upon completion of a pilot test form, participants are offered a choice between a $50.00 Barnes & Noble eGift card or a $75.00 ILTS test voucher that may be applied towards future ILTS testing fees. Test vouchers are transferable and expire 1 year from the date of issue. Incentives are issued upon verification of the acceptable completion of each test form1. 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.

Test Information

Each pilot test is administered during a test session of varying length (refer to the table above). Approximately 20 minutes of the session is dedicated to the presentation of a computer-based testing tutorial and a short survey.

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 ES-ILTS@pearson.com.

View scheduling information

ILTS pilot testing begins January 15, 2019. You may schedule an appointment starting January 8, 2019.

Pilot Test Fields Where you can participate

ILTS Dance
ILTS Family and Consumer Sciences
ILTS Library Information Specialist
ILTS Reading Teacher
ILTS Technology Specialist
ILTS Chief School Business Official
ILTS School Counselor
ILTS English as a New Language

Pearson Professional Centers in Illinois and the following nearby locations: St. Louis, MO, Terre Haute, IN, Merrillville, IN, Davenport (Quad Cities), IA, and Kenosha, WI
ILTS Foreign Language: Italian
ILTS Foreign Language: Russian
Pearson Professional Centers Nationwide
ILTS Foreign Language: Italian (speaking)
ILTS Foreign Language: Russian (speaking)

Test centers and dates as noted below:

• Peoria—1/20/19 – 1/26/19
• Schaumburg—1/27/19 – 2/2/19
• Merrillville, IN—1/20/19 – 1/26/19
• St. Louis, MO—1/27/19 – 2/2/19
• Davenport, IA—1/20/19 – 1/26/19
• Oak Brook—1/20/19 – 2/9/19
• Chicago, Wacker Drive—2/3/19 – 2/9/19
• Chicago, Financial District—1/27/19 – 2/2/19
• Buffalo Grove—1/20/19 – 2/9/19
• Champaign, IL—1/20/19 – 1/26/19

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.

1. You will receive compensation upon verification of satisfactory participation (defined as a completed test form with at least 25% of multiple-choice items answered correctly and, for test forms with constructed-response assignments, completion of responses to all constructed-response assignments as directed). You may choose only one incentive per test session.

Last updated 2019-01-07