Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS)

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is conducting a pilot test of multiple-choice questions that may appear on future test forms for several 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.

Current Pilot Test Opportunities:

  • ILTS Early Childhood Education (select PTIL206 when registering)
  • ILTS Health Education (select PTIL211 when registering)
  • ILTS Agricultural Education (select PTIL215 when registering)
  • ILTS Technology Education (select PTIL219 when registering)
  • ILTS Reading Specialist (select PTIL221 when registering)
  • ILTS School Psychologist (select PTIL237 when registering)

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to view and respond to multiple-choice questions that may appear on future test forms for the ILTS 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.

Test Information

Each pilot test consists of 65 multiple-choice questions and is administered during a 120-minute test session, of which approximately 100 minutes are provided to respond to the test questions.  (The remaining 20 minutes include a computer-based testing tutorial and a short survey.)  Eligible participants may complete up to two (2) pilot test forms for the Early Childhood Education, Reading Specialist, and Superintendent pilot tests. The second registration can only be scheduled after the first pilot test session is completed (consecutive pilot test appointments are not available). Eligible participants may complete one pilot test form for the Agricultural Education, Health Education, School Psychologist, and Technology Education pilot tests. 

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 March 13, 2017.  You may schedule an appointment starting March 6, 2017.

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.

1You will receive compensation upon verification of satisfactory participation (defined as a completed test form with at least 25% of multiple-choice items answered correctly). You may choose only one incentive per test session.

Last updated 2017-04-20