For candidates, who do not meet the alternative admission to teacher testing requirement, under Decision Point 2 in rGrade, 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. 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 the PQ4R method
as suggested by the study guide from
the Indiana Core Assessments for
Educator Licensing. PQ4R method is
Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Recite
Preview: Attend a CASA information
Question: Ask questions at the
Read: Go 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
Find more information on how to prepare for the CASA test here: CASA Preparation