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Indiana Educator Exams


There are three types of exams for aspiring Indiana educators that are taken at different stages throughout the certification and licensure process.

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Core Academic Skills
Assessment (CASA)

The CASA is a basic knowledge and skills assessment which is taken (or exemption met) prior to admission.

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CORE Content
Area Assessment

The CORE certification exams are subject-specific and measure knowledge of your licensure area(s).

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Developmental (Pedagogy)
Assessment

This assessment is focused on the application of pedagogy and is taken during your Internship Year.

Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA)


The Indiana Department of Education requires each teacher candidate to pass the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) to measure knowledge and skills in relation to REPA Indiana Educator Standards. A passing score or approved alternative is required prior to admission to a Transition to Teaching program such as Indiana Teachers.

  • The CASA includes 3 subtests: Reading, Mathematics and Writing
  • CASA Reading – 75 minutes, 40 multiple choice questions
  • CASA Mathematics – 75 minutes, 40 multiple choice questions
  • CASA Writing – 105 minutes, 42 multiple choice, 1 constructed response
  • Passing score on each subtest is 220
  • You must achieve a passing score on all three subtests

The following additional assessments/routes are acceptable alternatives to passing CASA scores:

  • ACT with a score of at least 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar, and Science
  • SAT with a score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math
  • GRE with a score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative prior to 8/1/11
  • GRE with a score of at least 301 based on Verbal and Quantitative on or after 8/1/11
  • Praxis I composite score of at least 527 based on Reading, Writing, and Math if taken prior to 9/1/13
  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution

CORE Content Area Assessments


You must take the specific CORE content area test in the subject area in which you are seeking certification. Our Program Advisors will play an important role in helping you select the subject area(s) that complement your skills and interests. The tests generally consist of 100 multiple choice questions completed within 105 minutes. The passing score is 220, and the cost is $114.

  • 008 Business
  • 021 English Language Arts
  • 033 Journalism
  • 035 Mathematics
  • 043 Science—Chemistry
  • 044 Science—Earth/Space Science
  • 045 Science—Life Science
  • 046 Science—Physical Science
  • 047 Science—Physics
  • 048 Social Studies—Economics
  • 049 Social Studies—Geographical Perspectives
  • 050 Social Studies—Government and Citizenship
  • 051 Social Studies—Historical Perspectives
  • 052 Social Studies—Psychology
  • 053 Social Studies—Sociology
  • 009 Career and Technical Education—Agriculture
  • 010 Career and Technical Education—Business and Information Technology
  • 011 Career and Technical Education—Family and Consumer Sciences
  • 012 Career and Technical Education—Marketing
  • 013 Computer Education
  • 060/061/062/063 Elementary Education Generalist
  • 018 Engineering and Technology Education
  • 019 English Learners
  • 022 Exceptional Needs—Blind or Low Vision
  • 023 Exceptional Needs—Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • 024 Exceptional Needs—Intense Intervention
  • 025 Exceptional Needs—Mild Intervention
  • 064 Exceptional Needs—Mild Intervention: Reading Instruction
  • 026 Fine Arts—General Music
  • 027 Fine Arts—Instrumental Music
  • 029 Fine Arts—Theatre Arts
  • 030 Fine Arts—Visual Arts
  • 028 Fine Arts—Vocal Music
  • 066 Health
  • 032 High Ability
  • 067 Physical Education
  • 038 Reading

Developmental (Pedagogy) Assessments


All teachers in the state of Indiana are required to pass this assessment to receive the Practitioners License. This test is focused on the application of pedagogy for your instructional level and is  generally taken during your first year in the classroom. The tests generally consist of 100 multiple choice questions completed within 105 minutes. The passing score is 220, and the cost is $114.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(005) Elementary Education (K-6)

SECONDARY SCHOOL

(006) Secondary Education (5-12)

PRESCHOOL TO GRADE 12

(007) P-12 Education