School of Education

Indiana DoE to replace ETS's Praxis 1 with Pearson's CASA starting Summer 2013

NEW ALBANY, IN, (November 16, 2012)

Attention Pre-education Candidates: Praxis 1 is being discontinued

The Indiana Department of Education has decided to replace ETS’s “Praxis 1” (Pre-Professional Skills Tests) with Pearson’s “CASA--CORE Academic Skills Assessment”, starting 7/1/2013.

CASA or Praxis 1 is one way candidates meet IN’s requirement that we only admit persons to the School of Education who demonstrate minimum competencies in Reading, Writing and Math. There are alternatives, so you may not need Praxis 1 or CASA at all:

  • composite [sum] of Praxis 1 scores ≥ 527
  • SAT sum [Critical Reading + Math] ≥ 1100
  • ACT average [Math, Reading, Grammar and Science] ≥ 24
  • GRE ≥ 1100 (prior to 8/1/11); > 301 (on or after 8/1/11)
  • Earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution

See your advisor for details.

Candidates who have already passed all parts of Praxis 1 (or meet the above alternates) need not be concerned. IDOE’s long-standing policy (confirmed 11/1/12) has been that any passing score earned on a test that was valid when taken will be honored. Any candidate earning passing scores on all or any parts of Praxis 1 prior to 9/1/13 will have those scores honored by IDOE and IU Southeast.

CASA registration details are available HERE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Pearson requires registrants to pay for their test(s) PRIOR to offering information about the location of testing centers and availability of testing appointments. Registrants may cancel the testing appointment and registration; if done at least 24 hours prior to the appointment, a full refund is made by Pearson.