ILTS Health Education Practice Test

If you need help studying for the ILTS Health Education exam or just want some more information about what the exam is like, you’ve come to the right place!

Click below to take a free ILTS Health Education practice test!

What’s on the Exam?

Questions: 100
Time limit: 3 hours and 15 minutes

First, let’s talk about the questions on the exam. There are 100 multiple-choice questions total, but only 80 of the questions will count toward your score. Why is that?

Unscored Questions
The 20 unscored questions on the exam are called “pretest” questions. These are added to the exam to determine if they’re good enough questions to add to future versions of the test.

The trick is that you won’t have any way of knowing which questions are scored and which ones are pretest. They will appear just like the scored questions throughout the test.

The time limit for the exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes. There aren’t any scheduled breaks, but you’re free to take restroom breaks as needed.

The exam is split into four subareas:

31 questions

These questions test your knowledge and ability in the following areas:

  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Health education
  • Preventions, causes, effects, types, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases
  • Health consequences of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use
  • Promoting and maintaining mental and emotional health
  • Interpersonal and family relationships and social support systems
  • Bullying prevention
  • Conflict resolution and violence prevention

26 questions

These questions test your knowledge and ability in the following areas:

  • Human body systems
  • Factors that affect health, growth, and human development
  • Nutritional principles
  • The role of health-related physical fitness in maintaining health
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Enhancing safety and preventing unintentional injuries
  • Providing care in medical emergencies

21 questions

These questions test your knowledge and ability in the following areas:

  • Enhancing personal, family, and community health by using risk-assessment, goal-setting, and decision-making skills
  • Influences on health
  • The role of the health education teacher as a resource person
  • Health-related initiatives, trends, issues, and agencies
  • Advocating effectively for family, personal, and environmental health

22 questions

These questions test your knowledge and ability in the following areas:

  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating school health education programs
  • Instructional and assessment strategies that adhere to best practices
  • The reading process
  • Promoting students’ literacy development in the health education classroom
  • Professional and ethical issues in health education

How to Register

To get started with the registration process, you’ll need to create an ILTS/ISBE account on their website. You can then register for the exam via your account.

The testing fee is $122.

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How the Exam is Scored

The ILTS Health Education exam is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your raw score. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a scaled score. This scaled score will range somewhere between 100 and 300.

A passing score is a scaled score of at least 240.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone who takes the exam is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.



How many questions are on the ILTS Health Education exam?


The exam contains 100 questions.


What is the time limit for the ILTS Health Education exam?


The exam is timed at 3 hours and 15 minutes.


What is the passing score for the ILTS Health Education exam?


You’ll need to get a score of at least 240 to pass the exam.


How much does the ILTS Health Education exam cost?


The exam fee is $122.