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Testing Requirements

 

Important Instructions Effective January 1, 2014 Regarding the Use of ACT Plus Writing and SAT in Lieu of the TAP

ISBE may accept ACT Plus Writing (composite score of 22) and SAT (composite score of 1030 on critical reading and mathematics) score reports that are up to 10 years old. The official score report cannot be more than 10 years old (month/year) at the time of submission to ISBE and must include a score on a writing component. Please review the following for more information:

In addition, Basic Skills (096 and 300) and Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP 400) scores are also valid for 10 years. The 10-year validity period is determined by the date the test was passed and the date that the fees are processed for the requested certificate or endorsement.  If the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP 400) or the previous Basic Skills test (300 or 096) was required for entry into an approved Illinois preparation program, those scores will be honored beyond the 10 years.

Individuals who previously passed the Illinois Basic Skills test or TAP and who were issued an Illinois certificate are not required to pass the TAP for any subsequent certificate or endorsement.

Test Registration Information

Information About the Content of Tests

Testing Reports

  • Basic Skills Testing Data - Testing Results (PDF pdf icon Format)
  • 2012
  • April 14
  • February 11
  • January 7
  • 2011
  • December 8-21
  • November 12, 2011
  • September 28 – October 14
  • September 10
  • August 19 - September 1
  • July 9
  • June 4
  • May 12-25
  • April 16
  • March 24-30
  • February 12
  • January 8
  • 2010
  • December 16

  • General Assembly Report: ICTS Basic Skills and Content Area Test Pass Rate Summary: Initial and Cumulative
  • September 2008 - June 2011 pdf icon
  • Cumulative Pass Rate Summary on the Basic Skills Test by Ethnicity
  • 2010-2011 pdf icon
  • Institutional Pass Rate Summary of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)
  • 2012-2013 pdf icon
  • 2011-2012 pdf icon
  • Institutional Pass Rate Summary on the Basic Skills Test
  • 2011-2012 pdf icon
  • 2010-2011 pdf icon
  • ICTS Summary of Aggregate Examinee Performance (PDF pdf icon format)
  • 2012-2013
  • 2011-2012
  • 2010-2011
  • 2009-2010
  • 2008-2009
  • 2007-2008
  • 2006-2007
  • 2005-2006
  • 2004-2005
  • 2003-2004
  • Title II State and Institution Report Cards