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Test Requirements

Praxis Exams

Please note: The State of Indiana will no longer accept Praxis I scores for tests taken after August 31, 2013. After this date, students will be required to complete the CASA exam.

Presently, Praxis II requirements remain the same.

CORE ACADEMIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT (CASA)

What is CASA?

The Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) is a customized educator license assessment designed to measure a candidate's knowledge and skills in relation to the REPA Indiana Educator Standards. This exam is required of all students who major in a teacher preparation area.

CASA includes three subtests:

  1.      Reading
  2.      Mathematics
  3.      Writing

Test takers may register to take each subtest independently, or may register to take all three subtests in one test session

When Should Students Take CASA?

CASA is available June 1, 2013 and will replace Praxis I beginning September 1. Students must successfully complete CASA/Praxis I prior to being admitted into the BCP program. The test is designed to be taken early in one's college career. The BCOE encourages all students who are majoring in a teacher preparation area to complete the test prior to their first semester at ISU. After this time, the student greatly jeopardizes his/her changes in graduating in four years.

How much does it cost?

The test fee is $38 per subtest ($114 for all three subtests). Please note that individual test centers may charge additional fees. It is your responsibility to verify test center administration fees and associate policies with the test center directly. 

The Indiana State University Testing Office offers the CASA exam without additional fees.

Where Can Students Take CASA?

Internet-based testing is offered at test centers throughout Indiana. You can search for test centers near you when you schedule your appointment at: http://casa.starttest.com

The Indiana State University Testing Office offers the CASA exam without additional fees.

Can Students Be Exempt from CASA?

Beginning Summer 2013, candidates will have the option of achieving passing scores on CASA as one means for demonstrating basic skills competency.

Candidates may also document basic skills competency for admission to educator preparation programs using the following additional assessment/routes:

     ACT Composite score of 24 or higher
     SAT (Math + Verbal) score of 1100 or higher

What if the Student Already Passed Praxis I?

Passing scores for the individual Praxis I basic skills assessment taken on or before August 31, 2013 will be honored, and candidates who have not passed all three Praxis I basis skills assessments by September 1, 2013 will be allowed to register for the individual CASA in the area they still need to pass. 

For example, a student who passed Praxis I reading and Praxis I writing will only need to pass CASA math and will be permitted to register for just the math section.

What Are Passing Scores?

Reading: 220
Writing: 220
Math 220

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