ILTS Online Course and Practice Tests
Test of Academic Proficiency: Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics
Our online course is the most complete system for addressing the specific needs and demands of the ILTS Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Test of Academic Proficiency (Field 400). The course is designed around the content objectives of the Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics sections.
The Student Demo provides a thorough overview of the course and practice tests. The course can be completed in 3 to 15 hours depending on your level of need. The instructional sections and sample tests directly relate to the information provided by the Illinois State Board of Education.
ILTS Course Advantages:
Over 1,650 web pages of instruction address every tested competency in Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics found on the Test of Academic Proficiency
Perfect your test taking skills with four practice tests each for Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics. That's 12 practice tests all modeled on the test objectives from the Official ILTS Web Site, www.il.nesinc.com
Write a sample essay, send it for evaluation, and receive a reply with helpful feedback
A results page for each practice test shows scores, items missed, and offers an opportunity to revisit any item to see how it can be correctly completed
Students are continuously informed of weaknesses/strengths. Areas of weakness are accompanied by specific comments and suggestions for improvement
Course can be completed in as few as 4 hours and as many as 15 hours depending on your instructional needs (3 hours if brief review is needed, 15 hours if more rigorous study is required)
Meets 2018 ILTS Test Specifications
Free Customer and Technical Support by Phone and Email
School representatives can request an unrestricted preview of both student and instructor sections of our program for evaluation purposes.
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Jaron E., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
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