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. See more information on the Praxis I/CASA transition. 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 Praxis II: Secondary, Praxis II: Elementary, and/or Praxis II: Special Education test(s) for their content areas for licensure and graduation from the Ball State University Teacher Preparation program. Praxis II tests must be taken on the Saturday testing dates.
For more information on the CASA tests, visit the Office of Teacher Education Services Web page for Testing Requirements.
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