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Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure

What Tests Do I Need to Take?

Candidates Seeking Entry into Indiana Educator Preparation Programs

Prospective Indiana educators are required to demonstrate basic skills competency prior to admission to Indiana educator preparation programs.

  • Candidates have the option of achieving passing scores on the Indiana CORE Academic Skills Assessment (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 assessments/routes:
    • 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
    • OR
    • GRE® with a score of at least 301 based on Verbal and Quantitative on or after 8/1/11

    Note: ACT, SAT, and GRE scores do not include writing. Anyone with a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution is exempt from this requirement.

Effective September 1, 2013, candidates may no longer take Praxis I to satisfy the basic skills competency requirement for entry into Indiana educator preparation programs.

Candidates Seeking Instructional Licenses

Candidates seeking an instructional license are required to pass the developmental (pedagogy) area assessment that matches the grade level in which they are planning to teach and the appropriate content area assessments.

If the appropriate Praxis II content exam, in its entirety, has not been passed by May 31, 2014, it may not be used to satisfy the content area assessment requirements for licensure.

Candidates Seeking to Add a Content Area to an Existing License

Candidates seeking to add a content area to an existing license will be required to achieve passing scores on the Indiana CORE content area assessment(s) that match the license. Additional requirements may also apply. For more information regarding Indiana licensure requirements, visit the Office of Educator Effectiveness and LicensingLink opens in a new window. on the Indiana Department of Education website.

If the appropriate Praxis II content exam, in its entirety, has not been passed by May 31, 2014, it may not be used to satisfy the content area assessment requirements for licensure.

Required Assessments

You may also refer to the following document to find out which tests you need to take based on your licensure content area.

Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure program:
Requirements by licensure content area

For more information regarding Indiana educator licensure requirements, visit the Office of Educator Effectiveness and LicensingLink opens in a new window. on the Indiana Department of Education website.