Indiana Core Assessments for Educator Licensure

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The Indiana CORE Assessments for the Indiana Educator Licensure Program (IELP) includes a test of basic skills (Core Academic Skills Assessment), four developmental (pedagogy) area assessments, and more than fifty content area assessments.

Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA)

Prospective Indiana educators are required to demonstrate basic skills competency prior to admission to Indiana educator preparation programs. CASA includes three subtests:

  • CASA-Reading (40 multiple-choice questions)
  • CASA-Mathematics (40 multiple-choice questions)
  • CASA-Writing (42 multiple-choice questions and one writing assignment)

Please read the important CASA information regarding admission to the IU Southeast School of Education at the end of this page.

Test Fees and Registration Procedures

Visit the CASA website to register for the CASA.

If you register for a CASA test on or after March 1, 2014 IU Southeast requires a $10.00 registration fee for each test. For example, the CASA Combined test requires payment of $30; CASA subtests are $10 each.  Please bring the registration payment receipt and picture ID to your test session.

Pay CASA Registration Fee

Retake Policy

Examinees who do not pass a test may retake it. If you wish to retake a test, you must complete the registration process again. You must wait 30 days before retaking a test.

Developmental (Pedagogy) Area Assessments

Four assessments, based on the Indiana School Setting Developmental Standards, have been developed:

  • Early Childhood Education (P-3)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Secondary Education (5-12)
  • P-12 Education

Content Area Assessments

Over fifty assessments, based on the Indiana Educator Standards, have been developed.

Registration Information for Pedagogy Area and Content Area Assessments

To register online, visit Pearson VUE for information.  You may also register for tests by calling 800-989-8532.

Important CASA Information Regarding Admission to the IU Southeast School of Education 

The following criteria apply to all applicants to the Education Program, including those switching from the other education programs at IU Southeast and transferring from the other higher education institutions. Students must "have a 24 on the ACT (without writing) or 1100 on the SAT (without writing) or Praxis I scores of Math 175, Reading 176 and Writing 172 or a combined score of 527 (taken prior to August 31, 2013) or CASA scores of Math 220, Reading 220, and Writing 220."  Visit http://www.ius.edu/education/ for more information.