The Indiana CORE Test Series is a battery of examinations for aspiring educators statewide. To receive an instructional license in Indiana, aspiring teachers must pass the developmental (pedagogy) area assessment for their intended grade level and the relevant content-area assessments. These content-area exams are also required for current instructors looking to add content areas to an existing license.
The Indiana CORE Test series is based on the Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA) Educator Standards. These tests are aligned with the Indiana P-12 student curriculum, also known as the Indiana Common Core State Standards and Indiana Academic Standards, as well as with state and national standards for education preparation.
The Indiana CORE Test Series can be divided into three general categories: the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA); pedagogical exams in early childhood, elementary, P-12, and secondary education; and around fifty specialized tests for common content areas and for school employees.
Prospective teachers may demonstrate a basic skills competency by passing the Indiana CORE Academic Skills Assessment. They may also need to pass the pedagogical exam for their intended grade level, as well as the appropriate exam for their content area.
The Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) may be taken at testing centers throughout Indiana, and the developmental (pedagogy) and content area assessments are available nationwide. Most of the CORE tests consist entirely of multiple-choice questions. There are constructed-response questions on the Core Academic Skills Assessment, school administrator exams, and some of the world language exams.
The minimum passing scores for the various tests are established by the Indiana State Board of Education. These are criterion-referenced tests, which means that the score is slightly adjusted according to the difficulty of the test version. Each score is placed on a range of 100 to 300, with a minimum passing score of 220.
A high score on the Indiana CORE Test Series could translate directly into a better career, so there is no excuse for being underprepared. The best way to get ready for the CORE tests is with the study materials developed by Mometrix.
We offer a basic study guide and a set of flashcards, both of which contain all of the information that could appear on the exams. Mometrix has specific resources for all of the content-area and pedagogical exams that make up the Indiana CORE Test Series, and they’re all written in plain language that makes studying a breeze. These resources can be purchased at http://www.mo-media.com/indianacore/ for Indiana CORE Study Guides and http://www.flashcardsecrets.com/indianacore/ for Indiana CORE Flashcard Study System.