Who takes this test?
The ITBS is given in both public and private schools throughout the country, but is often given in private schools in Chicago.
What does this test measure?
This is an achievement test that tests both verbal and quantitative abilities.
What is on this test?
Students are tested on: Vocabulary, Word Analysis, Listening, Reading, Language, and Mathematics.
How is this test administered?
This is a multiple-choice exam, but it does require some reading and word recognition, even at the lowest level.
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Tutoring can be scheduled anytime Monday through Sunday between the hours of 8a-8p in one- to two-hour blocks. The ability to hold tutoring in our main office is also available. We recommend having your child assessed at least three to five months before your child’s test date. Parents will receive recommendations for number of sessions and frequency upon reception of the assessment results. There is also the option of 1:1 online tutoring available for students that live outside our regular tutoring areas through the use of Skype, PDFs, and an online whiteboard. Please call the office to discuss scheduling and pricing.
When is this test administered?
The ITBS is generally given towards the end of the school year, as it is an achievement test.
How long is this test?
Each section takes between 20-30 minutes to complete. The entire test takes 130 minutes to administer. Schools often do not administer the entire test, though. Be sure to check with your school district to obtain the most correct information.
How does this test factor into admissions decisions?
The ITBS is not generally given as an admissions exam, so does not factor into admissions decisions.
How do I register for this test?
Any student taking the exam as part of an achievement test will be automatically signed up for the test by his/her school.
When should I start preparing for this test?
The ITBS is a difficult exam, testing advanced concepts for each school year. However, many of its subtests are based on concepts learned in school. Because of this, it may take longer to prepare if a child has not learned or retained the requisite concepts. Generally, we recommend preparing three months before the exam. Signing up for an assessment at Bright Kids is a good way to find out what skills your child needs to improve on to succeed with the exam.