The Expert Guide To The Indiana CORE: Registration2020-09-16T16:52:40+00:00

The Expert Guide To
The Indiana CORE: Registration

Have you registered to take the Indiana CORE? If you still need to register for one or more CORE exams, then keep reading.

The Indiana CORE test is required for all public school teachers in Indiana. You need to know how to register for the exams and what it will cost you. You also need to know what to expect on your test day, such as what ID is needed to check in and what will be provided for you at the testing center. This article will cover all this and more.

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How do you register for an Indiana CORE exam? (Step by step)

To register for an Indiana CORE exam follow these steps:

  1. Log in or create an account on the testing website
  2. Verify that you are the one taking the test
  3. Select the exam you will take
  4. Specify whether you need testing accommodations
  5. Answer demographic questions about yourself
  6. Specify whether you want your scores sent via email
  7. Pay the testing fee of $114
  8. Select the time and location for your test

How much does it cost to register for an Indiana CORE exam?

The cost of each Indiana CORE exam is $114. Teachers must take both a content exam and a pedagogy exam. Assuming you pass both exams on your first try, certification will cost $228. Read “The Expert Guide to the Indiana CORE: Costs” for more information on possible fees associated with these exams.

Do you need an ID to take an Indiana CORE exam?

Yes, you will be required to present an ID when you arrive at the testing center to take an Indiana CORE exam. It must be a government-issued form of identification that is written in English. It must include the same name that you used to register, a photograph, and a signature.

What kind of ID do you need for the Indiana CORE test?

Passports, driver’s licenses, or DMV identification cards are the most commonly used forms of ID for the Indiana CORE exam. Some other acceptable types of IDs include military IDs and green cards. Just remember that the ID must be government-issued with a picture and a signature, so student IDs and social security cards are not approved. If you are unsure about your identification, call the testing center at least a week prior to your testing appointment.

What are some day-of-test tips for an Indiana CORE test?

On the day of your test, be sure to dress in layers in case it is hot or cold in the testing room. Bring your ID and arrive at least 15 minutes early. The only thing you may take in the room is your ID, so everything else you bring will be stored in a locker. You may want to leave any extra things at home or safely in your car.

Dr. Kristy Mulkey has some additional tips and strategies that can help you the night before and the day of your exam.

Do you get a formula sheet on an Indiana CORE exam?

Depending on which Indiana CORE exam you are taking, you may be provided a formula sheet of various math or science formulas. Check out the table below to find out if some of the most popular CORE exams provide access to a formula sheet.

In order to get a better understanding of what to expect, including access to resources like formula sheets, it is best to do a run-through of a practice test before your exam. Visit the testing website to complete a tutorial.

Do you get a calculator on an Indiana CORE exam?

Depending on which Indiana CORE exam you are taking, you may have access to an on-screen calculator for math or science equations. Check out the table below for popular exams. It is best to do a run-through of a practice test before your exam. Visit the testing website to complete a tutorial.

What happens if you fail an Indiana CORE exam?

Nobody wants to find themselves in this position, but if it does happen, you can take the exam again. In fact, you can retake it as many times as you want. However, you will have to wait 30 days and complete the registration process again. It will cost $114 to retake the test.

Can you retake the Indiana CORE exam?

You can retake an Indiana CORE exam as many times as you want. There are no requirements for retaking it other than completing the registration process again. This includes paying the $114 fee each time. This can become quite expensive, not to mention stressful and time-consuming, so be sure to prepare before taking your exam. “The Expert Guide To The Indiana CORE: How To Pass” can help you figure out how to get ready for your CORE exam.

How long do you have to wait before you can retake an Indiana CORE exam?

You can retake an Indiana CORE exam every 30 days. This is a minimum requirement, but you can register for a later exam to give yourself more study time. In fact, if you do fail a test, it is likely that you will need more than one month to prepare for the next attempt. Plan accordingly and find good resources to help you study. 240 Tutoring offers practice tests and information as well as full study guides for many CORE exams.

Are there any other registration details you should know?

If you have any other registration questions that we have not answered, check out the testing website. There you will find general testing related announcements as well as access to your individual testing information.

About the Author: Kayman McIver
Kayman is a science teacher with 13 years of experience. She loves the world of education and is thrilled to help others join the field. Her other loves include running, hand lettering, and quirky middle schoolers.

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