Study Guide

Fields 001–003: Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA)
Test Design and Assessment Blueprint

The test design below describes general testing information. The assessment blueprint that follows is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that this test measures.

Test Design

Format Internet-based test (IBT)
Number of Questions
  • Reading: 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Mathematics: 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Writing: 42 multiple-choice questions, 1 constructed-response assignment
Time*
  • Reading: 75 minutes
  • Mathematics:
    NOTE: beginning November 11, 2019 testing time will increase by 15 minutes
    • Test dates before November 11, 2019: 75 minutes
    • Beginning November 11, 2019: 90 minutes
  • Writing: 105 minutes
Passing Score 220 per subtest; candidates must pass all three subtests.

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Assessment Blueprints

 

Field 001: Reading



Domain Objectives Standards Approximate Test Weight
I Literal and Inferential Reading 0001–0002 1–2 50%
II Critical and Evaluative Reading 0003–0004 3–4 50%

Each objective in the assessment blueprint corresponds to one or more of the REPA Indiana Educator Standards for this field. Those standards can be accessed in the PDF below.

REPA Indiana Educator Standards

Domain I–Literal and Inferential Reading

0001 Meaning of Words and Phrases (Standard 1)

0002 Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Text Structure (Standard 2)

Domain II–Critical and Evaluative Reading

0003 Purpose and Point of View (Standard 3)

0004 Critical Reasoning (Standard 4)

 

Field 002: Mathematics



Domain Objectives Standards Approximate Test Weight
I Numbers and Algebra 0005–0006 9–10 60%
II Geometry and Statistics 0007–0008 11–12 40%

Each objective in the assessment blueprint corresponds to one or more of the REPA Indiana Educator Standards for this field. Those standards can be accessed in the PDF below.

REPA Indiana Educator Standards

Domain I–Numbers and Algebra

0005 Number and Quantity (Standard 9)

0006 Algebra and Functions (Standard 10)

Domain II–Geometry and Statistics

0007 Measurement and Geometry (Standard 11)

0008 Statistics and Probability (Standard 12)

 

Field 003: Writing



Domain Objectives Standards Approximate Test Weight
I Foundations of Effective Writing 0009–0011 5–7 60%
II Writing Assignment 0012 8 40%

Each objective in the assessment blueprint corresponds to one or more of the REPA Indiana Educator Standards for this field. Those standards can be accessed in the PDF below.

REPA Indiana Educator Standards

Domain I–Foundations of Effective Writing

0009 Clear and Coherent Writing (Standard 5)

0010 Strong and Developed Writing (Standard 6)

0011 Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics (Standard 7)

Domain II–Writing Assignment

0012 Writing Assignment (Standard 8)