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- Available Lessons: 352
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This Course
This course offers you a primer on the scientific information you are likely to encounter on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Biology assessment. Each chapter will help you review a specific area of biological science and help you prepare for the test by offering you practice exams. The content of this course includes lessons on:
- Atoms, molecules, chemical bonds/reactions, and biochemistry
- Cell biology, heredity, evolution, and origin of life on Earth
- Basics of science investigation, equipment, and hazards
- Classification of organisms
- Biological systems of animals and humans
- Plant biology and reproduction
- Ecosystems, biomes, and human impact on the biosphere
About the Exam
The GACE Biology assessment is a content assessment required for educators seeking certification to teach secondary-level biology in Georgia. It consists of two subtests, which can be taken at one time or separately, assessing knowledge of biological concepts and application of those concepts. It is computer based, criterion referenced, and entirely selected response (multiple choice). Each subtest has 80 questions with a 2.5-hour time limit (160 questions and 5 hours total). All materials you will need to take the test will be provided: all electronic devices, notes, and other personal belongings except identification must be left outside of the testing center.
Preparing & Registering for the GACE Biology Assessment
The lessons in this course are designed to help brush away the cobwebs in your biology and general science training so you can perform at your maximum potential on test day. Each lesson includes a short video lesson provided by one of our expert biology instructors and is accompanied by a print copy of the lesson transcript for your review and study. Complete the chapter tests and course exam either before you begin your review to focus your studies, after you complete the respective chapters to see how well you have prepared, or both. How you approach the lessons and assessments in this course is entirely up to you. The tests have an added bonus of helping you prepare for the types of questions you are likely to find on the real test.
You must register via the GACE website, according to the schedule they provide there. Examination windows to take the biology assessment are approximately one week long, with a window in most months of the year. After registering you will be provided an admissions ticket: print this and take it along with your photo ID to the test center on test day. Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes early to ensure processing gets completed before the test begins.
Scoring the GACE Biology Assessment
You will have the option to cancel your score before it is taken if you feel you did not do well on the test. After accepting scoring, you will receive an unofficial score in the test center upon completion of the test. Your official score report will be provided to you via the GACE website, usually around 2-4 weeks after you take the exam. Results are also provided to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the program provider you indicated during registration. A passing scaled score is 220 out of 300 possible.
Cell Biology: Cell Structure and Function
Number of questions: About 40
Exam topics covered: Test I Subarea I (50%) includes biochemistry and metabolism of living organisms; structure, function, and processes of cells.
What you'll learn: The chapters covering this topic begin with molecular and atomic basics, essential chemistry, and organic molecules. It then covers both enzymatic and metabolic biochemistry along with a discussion of macromolecules.
Genetics and Evolution
Number of questions: About 40
Exam topics covered: Test I Subarea II (50%) includes molecular biology and genetic predictions; mechanics and factors of evolution and genetic variation.
What you'll learn: These chapters cover cellular biology, DNA replication, and the various types of mutations in genes and their effects. The instructors conclude with discussions of heredity, mechanisms of evolution, and origins of life.
Scientific Inquiry, Processes, Technology, and Society
Number of questions: About 24
Exam topics covered: Test II Subarea I (30%) includes scientific inquiry and analysis; relationship of technology and science to society and environment.
What you'll learn: In one of the larger series of chapters, our instructors cover the scientific method, laboratory and experimental processes and designs, and collection/manipulation of data. Also covered are multidisciplinary approaches to biology, historical events and figures in biological science, lab safety, and how science and technological advances affect the environment.
Number of questions: About 24
Exam topics covered: Test II Subarea II (30%) includes classification systems; animal anatomy, physiology, and reproduction; plant reproduction, physiology, and anatomy.
What you'll learn: Here we cover classification and phylogeny and biological system requirements before moving into in-depth lessons on plant and animal physiology. With animals, there are chapters on the major systems and their parts and functions, reproduction and development, and both the male and female reproductive systems. For plants the lessons discuss plant biology, growth, and reproduction.
Ecology: Organisms and Environments
Number of questions: About 32
Exam topics covered: Test II Subarea III (40%) includes biosphere organization and population control; biomes, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles.
What you'll learn: In the final chapters of this course you will review basics on population and communities of biological organisms, animal behavior, ecosystems/biomes, and biochemical cycles. Lastly, the effects of human activity on the biosphere are covered in detail.
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