IN CORE ASSESSMENT Website
For more information, on the Indiana CORE Assessments and the Developmental/Pedagogy exams: http://www.in.nesinc.com/Home.aspx
Indiana Developmental/Pedagogy Exam
Under the current licensing rule, REPA, a pedagogy/developmental exam is required for all individuals that are applying for their first initial practitioner instructional license. This exam covers the strategies of teaching such as Methodology, Classroom Management, Student Development and Diversity, Learning Processes, Learning Environment, Instructional Planning, Assessments and the Professional Environment as a teacher. These are topics that are covered in a teacher preparation program. Test preparation materials will be available on the CORE assessment registration site beginning December 4, 2013.
As of February 10, 2014, all applicants for initial instructional licenses must take and pass the pedagogy exam for the developmental level of the license they are seeking. Eligibility for licensure includes completing all degree and program coursework, student teaching, required testing, CPR/AED/Heimlich training and suicide prevention training. The requirement for implementation of pedagogy exams for the 2013-14 school year has been in the REPA licensure rules since May 2010. See 515 IAC 8-2-1(b)(2) at http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/T05150/A00080.PDF.
General Program Information about the Indiana CORE Assessments for educator licensure can be found in this FAQ Document.
The Indiana State Board of Education approved the content and pedagogy assessments that are part of the Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure program (Indiana CORE Assessments) and their associated cut scores on August 7, 2013. The administrative rule governing the implementation of new tests and scores provides that new tests and scores cannot be applied to candidates until six months following final approval of the tests and scores by the state board. The content and pedagogy assessments included in the Indiana CORE Assessments will be available for administration starting Monday, February 10, 2014. Individuals may start registering for these exams on December 4, 2013 on the Indiana CORE Assessments program website. General Program Information about the Indiana CORE Assessments for educator licensure can be found in this FAQ Document.
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Indiana CORE Assessments
Registration for the new Indiana CORE content assessments will begin on December 4, 2013. There will be a transition time and the Indiana approved ETS Praxis II content test(s) will be accepted until May 31, 2014. Applicants must have taken and passed the Indiana approved Praxis II exam(s) by May 31, 2014 in order for the exam(s) to be accepted for licensure. However, candidates may instead choose to take the appropriate Indiana CORE Assessment(s) in their content area(s) any time beginning February 10, 2014.
CASA and Alternatives
Prior to admission to a teacher preparation program prospective Indiana educators are required to pass the CASA assessments, which measure proficiency in basic academic skills, or meet an approved alternative. Please note that CASA testing only applies to preservice teachers prior to enrollment into a program and is no longer a licensure requirement.
The following additional assessments/routes 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 on or after 8/1/11;
- Praxis I composite score of at least 527 based on Reading, Writing, and Math if taken prior to 9/1/13; or
- Master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
*In order to convert “New SAT” (after March 1, 2016) scores to “Old SAT” (pre-March 1, 2016) scores, please visit the SAT Score Converter.
For more information about the tests and standard errors of measurement for each please refer to Understanding Your Praxis Scores or Understanding Your Test Results (CASA, Indiana Developmental/Pedagogy, and Indiana CORE).
Areas for Addition by Testing
Educators who hold a valid Indiana teaching license are eligible to add additional content areas to their license by passing the appropriate Indiana CORE test associated with the content area. Click HERE to access a list of tests available for addition by testing.