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Course SummaryThis study guide helps you review all the topics you need to know to succeed on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Media Specialist exam. Study topics like library resources, educational technology and library media programs from your phone, mobile device or computer.
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About This Course
From learning theories to school library organization, this course addresses everything you need to know to take the GACE Media Specialist Test I exam. You can study information on human development, types of literature, young adult and children's literature, and instructional models, literary promotion and instructional design. You can also review facts about library resource selection and organization. After you complete your study of this course, you should have a stronger understanding of the following concepts:
- Physical, social, cognitive and emotional development
- Fiction, nonfiction and information texts
- Children's and young adult literature types, themes and genres
- Literacy activities and reading models and programs
- Instructional strategies and objectives
- Developing a library collection
- Methods of library resource organization
About the Exam
In Georgia, the GACE Media Specialist exam is used to determine the level of knowledge of aspiring school library media specialists. It is a two-part computer-based exam containing 160 selected-response questions. Test I consists of 80 questions covering two subareas: Learning and Teaching and Collection Development. The Learning and Teaching subarea accounts for 60% of the exam and the Collection Development subarea is 40%. You will have two hours to complete all questions found in Test I. You must earn a score of 220 or higher to pass this test.
GACE Media Specialist Test I Exam Preparation & Registration
You won't find an easier or quicker way to review all of the topics addressed on the GACE Media Specialist Test I exam than by using this extensive study guide. You can access various video lessons that offer short but effective overviews of literary genres and types of literature; literacy instruction; acquisition of library media resources; and organization in library media programs. You can study wherever and whenever is most convenient for you with 24/7 lesson accessibility. Jump to any point in a video to access only the review of information you need to focus on. Use lesson quizzes and chapter exams to measure what you have retained and your readiness in taking this GACE exam.
The first step in registering for this or any GACE exam is to create an account on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website. Click on the Reason for Testing link and obtain a state certification ID number. You will need this number when creating a GACE testing account on the ETS website. Complete the registration online or by phone and make payment of exam fees with a debit or credit card, an electronic check or via PayPal.
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