Indiana Core Assessment Tests: Social Studies

Content Area and Developmental Tests

Each applicant for an original teaching license must pass the content and pedagogy areas for their license major. It is recommended that all license exam requirements be completed prior to the beginning of the student’s last semester before graduation and/or completion of the last license course requirement. It may require more than one test session to complete all the tests required.

Notice:  Because the State of Indiana is in a testing transition, up until May 31st, 2014, students can choose either testing Option 1 or Option 2 below in fulfilling the appropriate Decision Point 4 testing requirements. Effective June 1st, 2014 ONLY Option 1 will be available to students.  Should a student choose Option 2 during this transition, the content test (ETS Praxis II) must be passed by May 31st, 2014. If all Praxis II tests are not passed by May 31st, 2014, students must take ALL the required Pearson Content Tests. The pedagogy exam (Pearson) can be passed at any time.

Option 1:  Pearson Content and Pearson Pedagogy

Test Title 
 Test Code
 Passing Score
 Secondary Ed (Pedagogy)
      006
         220
 Economics       048
         220
 Geographical Perspectives
      049
         220
 Government       050
         220
 Historical Perspectives
      051
         220
 Psychology       052
         220
 Sociology       053
         220

Option 2: ETS Praxis II Content and Pearson Pedagogy 


 Test Title
  Test Code
 Passing Score
Secondary Ed (Pearson Pedagogy)
       006
               220
Economics (ETS Praxis II)        0910
               460
Geography (ETS Praxis II)        0921
               138
Government (ETS Praxis II)        0930
               390
Psychology (ETS Praxis II)        0390
               480
Sociology (ETS Praxis II)        0950
               440
World History (ETS Praxis II paper) or (ETS Praxis II computer) 
  0941 or 5941
    158