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Course SummaryThis study guide offers you the opportunity to review the basic concepts in math, science, English, social studies and health that must be taught to elementary students. This course covers all the topics found on the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) exam.
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About This Course
In this comprehensive course, you will study fundamental concepts in all subjects areas and review strategies for teaching these concepts to grades 1-6 students. You will find lessons focusing on literacy and language development, reading strategies, algebra and geometry concepts, earth and space science as well as geography and fine arts. In addition to these topics, this guide addresses:
- Literacy instruction materials and assessment strategies
- Phonics, fluency and reading comprehension
- Vocabulary development
- Literary analysis practices
- Grammar rules and writing strategies
- Numbers, fractions and math operations
- Graphs, statistics and measurement
- Scientific evaluation, inquiry and lab safety
- Fundamentals of physical and life science
- Economics, politics and government
- World and Illinois state history
- Physical education and fitness concepts
About the Exam
Aspiring elementary educators in the state of Illinois must sit for and pass the ILTS Elementary Education exam to acquire necessary licensure to begin their teaching careers. This computer-based exam consists of four subtests: Language and Literacy; Mathematics; Science/Social Science; and Fine Arts, Physical Development and Health. The first three subtests consist of 60 multiple-choice questions each; the Fine Arts subtest has 50 multiple-choice questions. The subtests can be taken together in one session or individually if desired. When taking all four subtests, candidates have six hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam. A score of 240 must be attained on each subtest to pass the ILTS exam.
This course was last updated in 2020 and covers the content required for the updated exam.
Preparing & Registering for the ILTS Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) Exam
This course offers a simple and effective way to fully prepare for the ILTS Elementary Education exam. You will find lessons addressing such topics as spelling and vocabulary development; syntax and semantics; language structure; literary genres and devices; types of writing; math operations and functions; and scientific models. You will also study various science concepts such as cells, motion, energy, matter, genetics and weather. Information about various art forms and techniques, body systems, nutrition and movement skills are also addressed. You will learn details about how to apply various teaching, assessment and curriculum development strategies to these subjects. Lessons are taught by teachers for teachers, and are presented in video or text formats that are accessible 24/7 from any device. Short self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams help you measure what you have learned as you get ready to sit for the ILTS Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) exam.
If you wish to register for this exam, you must first create an account on the ILTS website. Once you have entered the site and signed in to your account, you must complete the online registration steps and pay test fees. After your registration is processed, you can then schedule your exam at a testing site nearest you. Pearson Education will confirm your scheduled test date and location via email.
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