The Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) is the basic skills assessment in math, reading, and writing which is required for candidates seeking admission to Indiana teacher preparation programs. The minimum passing score for each CASA subtest is 220. Composite scores do not apply when taking the CASA test. For more information, download the Core Academic Skills Assessment UPDATE (pdf). To help prepare for the test applicants can review the CASA study guide and/or contact the M.A.T. office.
Applicants need not take the CASA if they achieved a benchmark score on one of the alternative assessments listed below. The M.A.T. program accepts these scores as a demonstration of an applicant's basic skills competency.
***Students applying to the M.Ed. program do not need to take any tests for admission.