By action of the Indiana General Assembly, individuals must pass a series of license exams before they can be issued a license to teach in Indiana. All teachers are required to meet the cut-off scores for the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) Reading, CASA Writing, and CASA Mathematics tests or an approved alternative for admittance into a teacher preparation program. Praxis I scores will be honored if the appropriate test is completed with a passing score, prior to August 31st, 2013 as an alternative to the CASA. Students who have taken the Praxis I combined test, but fail one or more of the sub-tests, need only to register for the portion of the CASA they still need to pass. Ball State requires that students achieve a passing score on these three tests prior to admission to the 300 level teacher education courses. These tests can be taken by registering at www.in.nesinc.com. Should a student select Ball State as the testing site, and appointment will be made at the testing center on campus (Testing Programs, Lucina Room 366, 765-285-1290). Teachers are also required to pass the Indiana Core Assessment test(s) for their content areas for licensure and graduation from the Ball State University Teacher Preparation program. Praxis II test scores will be honored if the appropriate test is completed with a passing score prior to May 31, 2014, as an alternative to the Indiana Core Assessment content test. Students taking and passing the PRAXIS II will still be required to take and pass the appropriate Indiana Core Assessment pedagogy test.
For more information on the CASA tests, visit the Office of Teacher Education Services Web page for Testing Requirements.
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