There are three types of exams for aspiring Indiana educators that are taken at different stages throughout the certification and licensure process.
The CASA is a basic knowledge and skills assessment which is taken (or exemption met) prior to admission.
The CORE certification exams are subject-specific and measure knowledge of your licensure area(s).
This assessment is focused on the application of pedagogy and is taken during your Internship Year.
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 following additional assessments/routes are acceptable alternatives to passing CASA scores:
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.
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.
(005) Elementary Education (K-6)
(006) Secondary Education (5-12)
(007) P-12 Education