IN CORE ASSESSMENT Website
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Indiana Developmental/Pedagogy Exam
Under the current licensing rules, REPA/REPA3, a pedagogy/developmental exam is required for all individuals that are applying for their first initial practitioner instructional license in addition to any required content exams. The pedagogy exams cover 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 at the respective developmental levels. These are topics that are covered in a teacher preparation program.
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.
Presentation on Licensure Test Preparation Suggestions and Tips
General Program Information about the Indiana CORE Assessments for educator licensure can be found in this FAQ Document.
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.
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.