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Course SummaryLet us help you boost your understanding of the environmental science topics, including climate change, the electromagnetic spectrum and the systems of the body, that you'll find on the ILTS Science: Environmental Science content area test. The video lessons and quizzes in this course can be used to help you prepare for the test and get the highest score you can.
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About the Course
To work as an environmental science teacher at an Illinois public school, you need to pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Science: Environmental Science content area test, in addition to meeting education and practicum requirements. This exam features 125 multiple-choice questions. Testing sessions are offered six days a year, with two five-hour-and-45-minute sessions each day. You're unlikely to need the whole session to complete the exam. You will be able to use a scientific calculator for the ILTS; however, you're required to use one provided by the testing center rather than bringing your own.
We worked with experienced professional educators to develop this online study guide for the ILTS Science: Environmental Science content area test. In addition to teaching you about cell structure and function, the study guide covers principles of heredity and biological evolution and characteristics and life functions of organisms. You'll also learn about nature, properties of energy, and the structure of matter. These lessons cover the following topics and more:
- Systems of the body
- Climate change and cycles
- Forces and motion
- Waves and the electromagnetic spectrum
- Land, water and atmospheric systems
- The dynamic nature of Earth
- Origins and changes in the universe
- Energy flow in natural ecosystems
- How humans effect the global environment
- Understanding national and global environmental policy
Questions on the ILTS Science: Environmental Science content area test cover six subareas: science and technology, life science, physical science, Earth systems and the universe, the physical and living environment, and environmental issues. Some parts of the test are specific to Illinois, while others examine environmental science issues from a national or global perspective.
ILTS Science: Environmental Science Content Area Test Preparation & Registration
This environmental science study guide includes more than a dozen brief video lessons that you can use to reinforce what you learned through your postsecondary studies. Each video is accompanied by a self-assessment quiz that was designed with the ILTS in mind. This way, you can gauge your knowledge of environmental science while at the same time become familiar with the types of questions you'll encounter on test day.
The ILTS Science: Environmental Science content area test is offered only in a paper-based format. Testing is held in February, April, June, July, September and November, with both a morning and afternoon testing session each day. Regular registration is available online and closes approximately six weeks prior to the exam; however, emergency registration - which requires an extra fee - is available up to four days before the test.
ILTS Science: Environmental Science Content Area Test Scoring
Your scores from the ILTS Science: Environmental Science content area test should be available online approximately four weeks after your test date. The exam is scored on a scale of 100-300, with 240 being the minimum score to qualify for certification. Your score will be automatically reported to the Illinois State Board of Education and also can be sent to prospective employers and your alma mater, if you request so at registration.
In addition to receiving your total score for the test, you'll receive a breakdown of how you performed in each of the following subareas:
Science and Technology
This section of the ILTS Science: Environmental Science content area test measures your understanding of science as inquiry, as well as your ability to apply concepts of technology and technological design. You also might be asked about accepted science practices, including various laws and theories, or be expected to identify major unifying concepts of the sciences.
Cell structure and function, principles of heredity and biological evolution, and characteristics and life functions of organisms are some of the topics you can expect to encounter in this section of the exam. Other questions might focus on interaction between organisms themselves and between organisms and their environments.
Questions on this part of the test determine whether you're proficient in your knowledge of the properties of energy and matter. You also might be asked about forces and motion, electricity, magnetism and waves.
Earth Systems and the Universe
Land, water and atmospheric systems of Earth are addressed in this section of the ILTS. Other questions could focus on the dynamic nature of Earth, as well as the dynamic interactions of other objects in the universe. You also might be asked about the origins of the universe and how it's changed since its origin.
The Physical and Living Environment
This test section asks you to apply your knowledge of energy flow and the cycling of matter to various components of different ecosystems. It also covers the relationship between Earth's biotic and abiotic systems and examines the effects of culture, economics and politics on the environment, from the local to global level.
The final section of this exam looks at factors that affect environmental research and decision making, including culture, economics and societal norms. Questions also might address the current state of environmental resource management and awareness, as well as ways to answer questions about the environment and analyze environmental studies.
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