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Those who want to work as sociology and anthropology teachers at Illinois public schools must first pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Social Science - Sociology and Anthropology exam, which is part of the state's teacher certification process. This test, which is offered on just six days each year, is comprised of 125 multiple-choice questions.
We can help you prepare for the ILTS through its sociology and anthropology study guide. Video lessons in this guide can teach you about social science research sources, methods and technologies and ways to analyze and interpret social science data. Lessons also address fundamentals of social psychology, sociology and anthropology, as well as the following topics:
- Geographic inquiry
- Human behavior and development
- Development and fall of world civilizations
- Events and people in world history
- 19th and 20th century wars, cultures and legacies
- Religions of the world
- U.S. history
- U.S. government and political systems
- U.S. and world economics
Questions on the ILTS Social Science - Sociology and Anthropology exam cover four subareas: social science foundations, history common core, sociology and anthropology. You'll have over five hours to complete the test, and you can opt to take it in a morning or afternoon session.
ILTS Social Science - Sociology and Anthropology Exam Preparation and Registration
Our study guide for the ILTS Social Science - Sociology and Anthropology exam features brief, engaging video lessons and short self-assessment quizzes to help you refresh the skills and knowledge you gained in college. The lessons were developed by professional educators with experience in sociology and anthropology, and the quizzes were designed with the ILTS in mind. This means the questions are a good representation of what you'll see on the actual test.
As of 2013, the ILTS Social Science - Sociology and Anthropology exam was only available in a paper-based format. The test is offered on a select Saturday in each of the following months: February, April, June, July, September and November. Registration can be completed online - 24 hours a day, seven days a week - through the ILTS website, and payment must be made at the time of registration.
ILTS Social Science - Sociology and Anthropology Exam Scoring
Your score on the ILTS Social Science - Sociology and Anthropology exam will be available online approximately four weeks after your test date. It also will be sent to the Illinois State Board of Education and any school systems or other institutions that you noted during the registration process.
To pass this content area test, you need a scaled score of at least 240 points. Your scoring report will provide both your total score and a breakdown of your performance in each of the following subareas:
Social Science Foundations
Questions in this section measure your knowledge of social science source materials and tools, as well as your ability to relate the social sciences to other learning areas, such as history and the behavioral sciences. You also might be asked to analyze or evaluate social science research findings and to show that you understand basic U.S. and world political and economic concepts and systems. This section also delves into cultural and physical geography, human behavior and development, and general sociological and anthropological concepts.
History Common Core
In this section, you might be required to define basic historical terms and concepts. You may also be asked to answer questions about major events, trends and figures in U.S. and world history. Questions also might focus on comparative history and the nature of historical interpretation.
In addition to testing your knowledge of fundamental sociological terms and concepts, including sociological research methods, this section addresses issues of cultural conformity, as well as deviancy and social inequality. You might face questions about how culture and society differ and how each develops or about how environmental factors can influence a person's values and beliefs. Other questions in this section might be centered on characteristics and functions of various social groups and institutions.
This subarea of the exam addresses the evolution of culture, and it gauges your knowledge of general anthropological terms and concepts. You might be asked about the various types and functions of families, or you may have to differentiate among kin-based and non-kin-based societies. Other questions could focus on the relationship among economics, politics and culture.
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