Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA)

For candidates who do not meet the alternative admission to teacher testing requirement, under Decision Point 2 in Tk20, passing scores on the CASA Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests are required.

Ball State requires that students achieve a passing score on these tests or their alternatives prior to admission to the 300-level teacher education courses in Decision Point 3. These tests can be taken by appointment at the Testing Center on campus or at various locations around the state.

To prepare to take the CASA tests, OTES/CP recommends that you review the information below and make an appointment with the Teacher’s College Advising Center for tutoring.

Preview

Attend a CASA information session.

Question

Ask questions at the information session.

Read

Visit the Pearson website. Click on Preparation. Select your test. Select “Assessment Blueprint”. This blueprint will show the areas (domains) the test will cover and the percentage it counts on your test. If you scroll further down, you will find the standards covered under each domain.

Reflect

Under the standards, you will find a list of topics covered on the test. Go through those. Determine what you know and what you need to study.

Recite and Review

If you need help, write down the standard, go to the Learning Center and ask for help with that particular standard. You can also find study texts located in the Bracken Library Lower Level Education Technology and Resources Section.

More Information

Download our brochure (PDF).

You need to pass the appropriate Pearson CORE tests—content area(s) and pedagogy—for licensure.

Materials

Do you need information on registration, preparation, and other materials regarding the Pearson Content and Pedagogy Exams? Find resources.

Content and Development Tests

Each applicant for an original teaching license must pass the content and pedagogy exams for their license. We recommend that all license exam requirements be completed prior to the beginning of your last semester before graduation. It may require more than one test session to complete all the tests required.

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If Praxis II tests were taken and passed before May 31, 2014, the passing scores can still be used for licensure. However, you will still be required to complete the pedagogy test.

P-12 Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 007
  • Passing Score: 220

Fine Arts-Visual Test

  • Test Number: 030
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Business Education Test

  • Test Code: 008
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Science-Chemistry Test

  • Test Code: 043
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

World-Language Chinese Test

  • Test Code: 054
  • Passing Score: 220

Computer Education Test

  • Test Number: 013
  • Passing Score: 220

There are no licensure tests for the director of curriculum and instruction, director of exceptional needs, and director of career and technical education license.

These individuals will be licensed based only on completing the program of coursework.

There are no licensure tests for the director of curriculum and instruction, director of exceptional needs, and director of career and technical education license.

These individuals will be licensed based only on completing the program of coursework.

There are no licensure tests for the director of curriculum and instruction, director of exceptional needs, and director of career and technical education license.

These individuals will be licensed based only on completing the program of coursework.

Early Childhood (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 004
  • Passing Score: 220

Reading/Language Arts Test

  • Test Number: 060
  • Passing Score: 220

Mathematics Test

  • Test Number: 061
  • Passing Score: 220

Science, Physical Education, and Health Test

  • Test Number: 062
  • Passing Score: 220

Social Studies and Fine Arts Test

  • Test Number: 063
  • Passing Score: 220

Early Childhood (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 004
  • Passing Score: 220

Reading/Language Arts Test

  • Test Number: 014
  • Passing Score: 220

Mathematics Test

  • Test Number: 015
  • Passing Score: 220

Science, Health, and Physical Education Test

  • Test Number: 016
  • Passing Score: 220

Social Studies and Fine Arts Test

  • Test Number: 017
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions Test

  • Test Number: 025
  • Passing Score: 220

Elementary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 005
  • Passing Score: 220

Generalist Subtests

Reading/Language Arts Test

  • Test Number: 060
  • Passing Score: 220

Mathematics Test

  • Test Number: 061
  • Passing Score: 220

Science, Health, and Physical Education Test

  • Test Number: 062
  • Passing Score: 220

Social Studies and Fine Arts Test

  • Test Number: 063
  • Passing Score: 220

Exceptional Needs Mild Test

  • Test Number: 025
  • Passing Score: 220

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Dual majors must complete the Elementary Education tests and the Mild Interventions tests. You then apply for an Initial License in Elementary Education.

 
If you decide to only apply for the Mild Interventions License, you must complete the following tests.

Elementary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 005
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions Test

  • Test Number: 025
  • Passing Score: 220

Reading—Mild Interventions Test

  • Test Number: 064
  • Passing Score: 220

Early Childhood (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 004
  • Passing Score: 220

Generalist Subtests (Content)

Reading/Language Arts Test

  • Test Number: 014
  • Passing Score: 220

Mathematics Test

  • Test Number: 015
  • Passing Score: 220

Science, Health, and Physical Education

  • Test Number: 016
  • Passing Score: 220

Social Studies and Fine Arts Test

  • Test Number: 017
  • Passing Score: 220

Content Area and Developmental Tests

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Earth-Space Science Test

  • Test Number: 044
  • Passing Score: 220

Elementary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 005
  • Passing Score: 220

Generalist Subtests

Reading/Language Arts

  • Test Number: 060
  • Passing Score: 220

Mathematics Test

  • Test Number: 061
  • Passing Score: 220

Science, Health, and Physical Education

  • Test Number: 062
  • Passing Score: 220

Social Studies and Fine Arts Test

  • Test Number: 063
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Engineering and Technology Test

  • Test Number: 018
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

English/Language Arts Test

  • Test Number: 021
  • Passing Score: 220

ESL Test

  • Test Number: 019
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

CTE-FCS Test

  • Test Number: 011
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Number: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

WL—French Test

  • Test Number: 055
  • Passing Score: 220

Gifted and Talented/High Ability Test

  • Test Number: 032
  • Passing Score: 220

P-12 Pearson Pedagogy Test

  • Test Code: 007
  • Passing Score: 220

Health Education

  • Test Code: 066
  • Passing Score: 220

Physical Education

  • Test Code: 067
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

WL—Japanese Test

  • Test Code: 057
  • Passing Score: 220

H4: Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

H4: Journalism Test

  • Test Code: 033
  • Passing Score: 220

H4: MS Math Test

  • Test Code: 034
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

WL—Latin Test

  • Test Code: 058
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Life Science Test

  • Test Code: 045
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Mathematics Test

  • Test Code: 035
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

MS Mathematics Test

  • Test Code: 034
  • Passing Score: 220

P-12 Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 007
  • Passing Score: 220

General Music Test

  • Test Code: 026
  • Passing Score: 220

Instrumental Music Test

  • Test Code: 027
  • Passing Score: 220

P-12 Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 007
  • Passing Score: 220

General Music Test

  • Test Code: 026
  • Passing Score: 220

Vocal Music Test

  • Test Code: 028
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Physical Science Test

  • Test Code: 046
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Physics Test

  • Test Code: 047
  • Passing Score: 220

School Administration/Building Level Test

  • Test Code: 039
  • Passing Score: 220

School Admin/District Level Test

  • Test Code: 040
  • Passing Score: 220

School Counselor Test

  • Test Code: 041
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Economics Test

  • Test Code: 048
  • Passing Score: 220

Geographical Perspectives Test

  • Test Code: 049
  • Passing Score: 220

Government Test

  • Test Code: 050
  • Passing Score: 220

Historical Perspectives Test

  • Test Code: 051
  • Passing Score: 220

Psychology Test

  • Test Code: 052
  • Passing Score: 220

Sociology Test

  • Test Code: 053
  • Passing Score: 220

Secondary Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Spanish Test

  • Test Code: 059
  • Passing Score: 220

P-12 Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 007
  • Passing Score: 220

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Test

  • Test Code: 023
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions Test

  • Test Code: 025
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions—Reading Test

  • Test Code: 064
  • Passing Score: 220

Early Childhood Education (Pedagogy)

  • Test Code: 004
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions Test

  • Test Code: 025
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions—Reading Test

  • Test Code: 064
  • Passing Score: 220

P-12 Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 007
  • Passing Score: 220

Intense Interventions Test

  • Test Code: 024
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions Test

  • Test Code: 025
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions—Reading Test

  • Test Code: 064
  • Passing Score: 220

P-12 Education (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 007
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions Test

  • Test Code: 025
  • Passing Score: 220

Mild Interventions—Reading Test

  • Test Code: 064
  • Passing Score: 220

(Note: This test is not required if you are an ELED/SPCE major.)

5-12 (Pedagogy) Test

  • Test Code: 006
  • Passing Score: 220

Theatre Arts

  • Test Code: 029
  • Passing Score: 220