Indiana Core Assessments for Educator Licensure
The Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure program 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)
Test Fees and Procedures
If you register for a CASA test on or after March 1, 2014 there is a $10.00 registration fee required 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.
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. There is no registration fee required.
Visit the Indiana program website for complete instructions to register online. The website provides comprehensive information about all tests included in the program as well as policies and procedures related to test registration, administration, and scoring and reporting. It also includes preparation materials that are available for each test.