Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) (001/002/003)

Senate Enrolled Act 438 eliminates the basic skills assessment requirement for entry into an Indiana educator preparation program (EPP). Effective July 1, 2019, educator candidates are no longer required to successfully complete CASA or other previously approved alternatives prior to program admission. The bill does not, however, prohibit EPPs from including a basic skills assessment as an admission requirement.

For program admission questions, please contact your preparation program directly.

For questions regarding this legislative change, please visit the Educator Testing section opens in a new window. of the IDOE's website.

The Core Academic Skills Assessment is a customized educator licensure assessment designed to measure a candidate's knowledge and skills in relation to the REPA Indiana Educator Standards.

CASA includes three subtests:

  • CASA—Reading
  • CASA—Mathematics
  • CASA—Writing

You may register to take each subtest independently or you may register to take all three subtests in one test session.

Internet-based test; multiple-choice and constructed-response questions
  • (001) Reading: 40 multiple-choice questions
  • (002) Mathematics: 40 multiple-choice questions
  • (003) Writing: 42 multiple-choice questions, 1 constructed-response assignment
Tutorial and nondisclosure agreement: 15 minutes
  • (001) Reading: 75 minutes testing time
  • (002) Mathematics: 90 minutes testing time
  • (003) Writing: 105 minutes testing time
Test Dates
By appointment, year round. Test appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The availability of specific test dates and times is shown when you schedule your appointment.
Test Sites
Available at test centers across Indiana. View test center locations.
Details about specific test center locations are available when you schedule your test appointment.
Passing Score
220 per subtest; candidates must pass all three subtests.
Reference Materials Provided for this Test
A formulas page is provided for the CASA—Mathematics subtest. Review it now PDF file.
Reference materials are provided on-screen as part of your test.
Test Fee
$38 per subtest. Additional fees may apply. View test fees and payment information.
Score Reporting
If you take CASA—Reading or CASA—Mathematics, you will receive a preliminary passing status for those subtests on the computer screen at the test center immediately after submitting your test. Note: You will not receive a printed copy of the preliminary passing status. CASA—Writing includes a constructed-response assignment, so you will not receive a preliminary passing status for that subtest.

Your official score report will be available in your account on the CASA website according to the following schedule:
  • If you take only CASA—Reading or CASA—Mathematics: your score report is available within 10 business days after testing.
  • If you take CASA—Writing or all CASA subtests at one time: your score report for all subtests taken on the test date is available within 20 business days after testing.
Testing Policies
When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies. Read them now.

Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect a candidate's score.

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