Assessment

SoE: Candidate Progress Monitoring

Faculty in the IUE School of Education are dedicated to the goal of preparing high quality teachers to work in community schools. Each of our Teacher Education Program exceeds state and national expectations for a College of Education and our teachers are sought out by local school districts as employment opportunities become available.

To ensure the ongoing quality of our work, the faculty has created a model for assessment which is used to monitor student progress and program effectiveness. Various assessment techniques are utilized to provide information during the ongoing evaluation of each student’s individual achievement. In addition to traditional methods of standardized teacher assessment, student progress and strengths are evaluated using directed self-reflection and authentic work such as professional observation and documented application of practical skills during extensive hours of field work. 

As part of a network of Teacher Colleges, the following National, State, and University standards have guided the development of the IUE School of Education Assessment Model:

  1. Interstate New Teacher Assessment & Support Consortium (INTASC) principles used by the Indiana Department of Education.
  2. Indiana University East Learning Objectives
  3. School of Education Conceptual Framework

SoE: Examination Requirements

State requirements for teacher licensing periodically change to coincide with state education legislation and policy. As of September 1, 2013, the CASA exam replaces the Praxis 1 exam as a requirement to admission to our Teacher Education Program (both elementary and secondary.)  If the Praxis 1 exam was passed prior to this date, those scores will be accepted.

Elementary Education students take the following exams:

  • CASA exam - passing scores required for Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP) and licensing by the state of Indiana
  • Pearson Content Exams - passing scores required prior to licensure with the Indiana Department of Education. Passing scores are 220 for each exam.
  • To add additional teaching areas to your license, see the Pearson website.
  • Tests to add Physical Education and Health to your license may be found on the ETS website.
  • Pearson PEDAGOGY exam for elementary teachers is  005.  This must be passed prior to licensure with the State of Indiana.

Secondary Education students take the following exams:

  • CASA exam - passing scores required for Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP) and licensing by the state of Indiana
  • Pearson content exam.  Must be passed before licensure with the Indiana Department of Education.  All exams have a passing score of 220. Given below are the exam numbers.
    • 045 - Biology (Life Science)
    • 043 - Chemistry
    • 046 - Physical Science
    • 047 - Physics
    • 021 - English Language Arts
    • 051 - Historical Perspectives (World and U.S.)
    • 050 - Political Science (Government)
    • 048 - Economics
    • 035 - Mathematics
  • The complete list of exams and cut scores for Middle School and Secondary Schools can be found on the Pearson website.
  • Pearson PEDAGOGY EXAM. The secondary Pedagogy exam is   006.  This must be passed before licensure with the State of Indiana.

Portfolio Guidelines:

Be sure to check with your School of Education Instructors for the latest information as you complete the Portfolio process.

  • Appendix H1 -- Portfolio process chart -- Capstone Portfolio
  • Appendix H2 -- Portfolio process chart -- M401 Portfolio

Professional Expectations (Dispositions)

The disposition to teach is a professionally developed skill which requires candidates to enter a Teacher Education Program with

  • a strong desire to teach
  • a developed habit to think critically about relevant issues
  • an understanding of how important the teaching profession is to the social fabric within every community, and
  • a willingness to develop the necessary skills to possess a professional disposition to teach

SoE Disposition Documentation Forms