- Transition from Praxis 1 to CASA
Transition from Praxis 1 to CASA
The Indiana Department of Education will be transitioning over the next few months from the Praxis I and II series tests to new basic skills, content and pedagogy assessments developed by Pearson. The first test to which we will transition is the CASA basic skills assessment, which was approved with cut scores by the State Board of Education in December 2012. The transition details are as follows:
July 1, 2013 - First date candidates may register for CASA for the purpose of admission to Indiana teacher preparation programs
July 20, 2013 - Last administration of Praxis I assessments in paper/pencil format.
August 31, 2013 - Last day Praxis I assessments will be administered on computer.
September 1, 2013 - Beginning this date, CASA is the approved basic skills assessment for candidates seeking admission to Indiana teacher preparation programs. Praxis I tests taken on or after this date will not be honored for the purpose of admission into Indiana teacher preparation programs.
Passing scores for the individual Praxis I basic skills assessment taken on or before August 31, 2013 will be honored, and candidates who have not passed all three Praxis I basic skills assessments by September 1, 2013 will be allowed to register for the individual CASA basic skills assessment(s) in the area(s) they still need to pass.
Due to the extended timeline required for State Board of Education approval of new tests and cut scores prior to applying the tests and cut scores to candidates, there is a possibility that the Pearson pedagogy and content assessments may not be effective on September 1, 2013. To ensure candidates do not experience a lapse in available tests at a critical time, the DOE and ETS have reached an agreement to extend the availability of the Praxis II content exams into fall 2013 to allow for a smooth transition once the Pearson tests become effective. We will disseminate the transition details to you once we know when the new pedagogy and content tests will be effective and available for candidate use.
Please visit www.in.nesinc.com/cert.asp for more information.