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Course SummaryThis comprehensive study guide addresses basic concepts and practices in mathematics, reading and writing. The course covers all topics found on the Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) exam and is designed as a study tool for those preparing to sit for this test.
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About This Course
From text analysis to writing processes, this course contains lessons that focus on basic reading and writing processes that meet Indiana state education standards. Lessons also discuss general mathematic and basic algebraic and geometry concepts that also meet these standards. You will review details about essay writing, context, grammar, measurement, statistics and more. Once you have completed your study of this guide, you should have developed a stronger understanding of:
- Word meaning and usage
- Text structure, main point, summary and theme
- Author intent and purpose
- Text analysis methods
- Writing development and aspects of clear writing
- English grammar and mechanics
- Argumentative essay writing
- Numbers and ratios
- Algebraic expressions and geometric shapes and measurement
- Fundamentals of statistics and probability
About the Exam
The Indiana CASA exam is used in the state of Indiana to measure the English and mathematics knowledge of candidates seeking to enter educator preparation programs. This computer-based exam consists of three subtests, which can be taken together or individually: Reading, Mathematics and Writing. The Reading and Mathematics sections contain 40 multiple-choice questions each; the Writing section has 42 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response question. Candidates are given 75 minutes each to complete the Reading and Mathematics portions of the exam and 105 minutes for the Writing section. A passing score of 220 on each of the subtests must be attained to pass the entire exam.
Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment Exam Preparation & Registration
This extensive study guide offers an effective and thorough means by which to prepare for the CASA exam. Reading and writing topics covered in this course include word meaning; main idea, theme and structure in text; point of view; inference, assumptions and drawing conclusions; writing organization, along with paragraph structure and tone in essays. Other areas of emphasis include revising and editing processes; spelling, capitalization, verbs, nouns and pronouns; and aspects of writing argumentative essays. You will also find lessons addressing such math topics as rational numbers; fractions; math operations; ratios and proportion; algebraic expressions; properties and measurements of shapes; calculating mean and median; and probability in math. Text and video lessons are conveniently accessible 24/7 from any device, making it easy to study when it's best for you. Print lesson transcripts for quick reference purposes and contact expert instructors with any questions using a simple online contact form. Lesson quizzes and chapter exams are handy assessment tools that help you discover whether you fully understand these concepts before you take the CASA exam.
Registering for the CASA exam entails creating an account on the Indiana core assessments website. Once you submit requested information and payment of fees via a VISA or MasterCard debit or credit card, you can then schedule your test date and site. Confirmation of your test will be sent via email. You must present proper identification when entering the site on the day of your exam.
The Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment exam was developed by the Indiana Department of Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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