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Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure

The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson is conducting a pilot test of multiple-choice items that may appear on future test forms for the Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure tests.

Eligibility requirements for participation

To be eligible to participate in the pilot test, you must meet at least one of following eligibility requirements:

  1. You are currently a junior or senior enrolled in an educator preparation program who will be seeking an educator certification in one of the fields listed, OR
  2. You are recently certified in the specific field, OR
  3. You are registered for a future administration of the Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure tests currently being pilot tested.

Educator preparation faculty are not eligible to participate in the pilot test.

Current Pilot Test Opportunities

  • Computer Science (select PTIN068 when scheduling)
  • Middle School English Language Arts (select PTIN069 when scheduling)
  • Middle School Mathematics (select PTIN070 when scheduling)
  • Middle School Science (select PTIN071 when scheduling)

Advantages of Participating

You will have the opportunity to view and respond to multiple-choice questions that may appear on future test forms for the Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure tests. Upon completion of a pilot test form, participants are offered a choice between a $57.00 Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure test voucher that may be applied towards future Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure testing fees or a $50.00 Barnes & Noble eGift card. Test vouchers are non-transferable and expire 1 year from the date of issue. Incentives are issued upon verification of the acceptable completion of each test form1. Incentives will be distributed approximately 4-6 weeks following the close of the pilot testing window.

Other advantages of pilot test participation include:

  • providing input into the test that will be taken by future educators,
  • gauging professional knowledge by taking actual test items, and
  • gaining practical testing experience.

Test Information 

Each pilot test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and is administered during a test session of varying length (sessions range from 90 minutes to 120 minutes). Approximately 20 minutes of the session is dedicated to the presentation of a computer-based testing tutorial and a short survey.

Eligible participants may complete up to two (2) pilot test forms. The second registration can only be scheduled after the first pilot test session is completed (consecutive pilot test appointments are not available). Pilot test results will be analyzed as group data only and will be kept confidential. Score information will not be provided to participants or institutions.

If you have any questions about this pilot test, please email es-cvsurvey@nesinc.com.

Scheduling Information

Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure pilot testing begins October 21, 2019. You may schedule an appointment starting October 7, 2019.

After you schedule a pilot test appointment, Pearson VUE will email you a confirmation listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of your test center, and directions to the test center.

If you are unable to keep a pilot test appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled test time.

1 To be eligible for an incentive, participants must be qualified in the specific field for which they are taking a pilot test and they must complete the pilot test as instructed (i.e., must answer all questions and get at least 25% of them correct). You may choose only one incentive per test session and may take up to two (2) pilot tests. Additional incentive requests beyond two (2) pilot test sessions will not be honored.

Last updated 2020-05-01