The State of Indiana requires all candidates applying for a teaching license to pass and report all testing requirements. This includes demonstrating proficiency in basic skills and at least one content area test in the teaching major.
Basic Skills Assessment - CASA
CASA – available July 1, 2013
The Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) replaced Praxis I on July 1, 2013 as the basic skills assessment in math, reading, and writing which is required for candidates seeking admission to Indiana teacher preparation programs. The minimum passing score for each CASA subtest is 220. Composite scores do not apply when taking the CASA test. For more information, download the Core Academic Skills Assessment UPDATE (pdf).
Alternatives to CASA
The following alternative assessments are acceptable to document basic skills competency at the time of admission to a teacher preparation program:
- 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 after 8/1/11
Content Area Specialization
Praxis II - may be used through at least January 2014
At least one content area exam is required for initial teacher licensure. Due to the administrative timeline for approval and implementation of new licensure tests and cut scores, the Indiana Department of Education will continue to use Praxis II content area test through at least January 2014.
For more information on adding additional content areas, visit the Indiana Department of Education Student Services Licensing page. Students may also contact the Indiana Department of Education at (317) 232-9010 directly.
Download the document below for more information about Praxis II content area assessment requirements.