Posted: Tue, 09/20/2011 - 9:45am Updated: Thu, 08/09/2018 - 1:59pm
NOTE: Praxis II tests taken and passed before May 31, 2014 can be accepted if they were the required tests in Indiana. Elementary Generalist Subtests and Early Childhood Subtests cannot be “mixed and matched”. We cannot accept partial tests from Praxis II and partial tests from Indiana CORE.


For more information, on the Indiana CORE Assessments and the Developmental/Pedagogy exams: and

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 2013-2014 school year has been in the REPA licensure rules since May 2010. See 515 IAC 8-2-1(b)(2) at

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.

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.

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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 if taken prior to March 1, 2016;
  • SAT total score of at least 1170 based on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math if taken on or after March 1, 2016;
  • 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.


Year Traditional Pass Rate Info Alternative Pass Rate Info
2017 Traditional Pass Rates 2015-2016 Alternative Pass Rates 2015-2016
2016 Traditional Pass Rates 2014-2015 Alternative Pass Rates 2014-2015
2015 Traditional Pass Rates 2013-2014 Alternative Pass Rates 2013-2014
2014 Traditional Pass Rates 2012-2013 Alternative Pass Rates 2012-2013
2013 Traditional Pass Rates 2011-2012 Alternative Pass Rates 2011-2012
2012 Traditional Pass Rates 2010-2011 Alternative Pass Rates 2010-2011
2011 Traditional Pass Rates 2009-2010 Alternative Pass Rates 2009-2010
2010 Traditional Pass Rates 2008-2009 Alternative Pass Rates 2008-2009

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.