ILTS Reading Specialist Practice Test (221)

The Reading Specialist Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) examination is a Content-Area Test designed to ensure educators meet the needs and requirements to obtain licensure as per the standards set forth by the state of Illinois. The test helps identify candidates who can demonstrate the level of knowledge necessary to perform in their specialization for licensure. These requirements are tested through a computer-based multiple-choice examination to determine whether the prospective educator has achieved mastery of the concepts.

The ILTS Reading Specialist exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.

You have a total of three hours and 15 minutes to complete the examination. For examples of questions you may encounter on the exam, try our ILTS Reading Specialist Subject Practice Test.


The ILTS Reading Specialist test is criterion referenced and objective based. This means it measures a candidate’s knowledge and skills in relation to an established standard. Your performance will not be scored in relation to the performance of other candidates.

Your score is reported on a scale of 100 to 300, with a minimum of 240 required to successfully pass the test. You final score is determined based on the number of correctly answered multiple-choice questions with no deduction for incorrectly answered questions.

Registration Information

Registration for the ILTS Reading Specialist test is by appointment, year round Monday through Saturday with the exclusion of some holidays. When you go to register for the exam, you will be given available dates to choose from for your selected testing location.

Testing locations are available throughout the state of Illinois and nationwide. The registration cost is $122. Upon registration, you agree to adhere to all testing rules and policies.