ISBE updates Test of Basic Skills Requirement

Important Test of Basic Skills Updates

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recently shared  with UIC Council on Teacher Education updated information regarding the requirements for the test of basic skills.

    ISBE states,

"As identified in the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)’s Teach Illinois: Strong Teachers, Strong Classrooms report, beginning June 30, 2019, the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP400) will be put on hold indefinitely while ISBE conducts a study of alternative basic skills assessments. The last day to register for the TAP is June 27, 2019. TAP tests passed prior to June 30, 2019, will continue to be accepted to meet the Illinois basic skills requirement past June 30, 2019. ISBE will continue to require specific scores on the ACT or SAT as a test of basic skills for the issuance of a Professional Educator License​."

Click here to read the full statement.

No additional information has been provided by ISBE about these changes. The Council on Teacher Education will send out the most up-to-date information when it becomes available.

Contact CTE or your Program Coordinator with questions or concerns.