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Course SummaryReview in-depth information about federal U.S. institutions, citizenship and political parties using this extensive study guide. This course prepares you to answer questions found on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Political Science Test I exam.
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About This Course
Refer to this course to review relevant topics before taking the GACE Political Science Test I exam. Lessons provide information on U.S. judicial institutions; Georgia state government structure; interest groups; and political parties. You will also find lessons focusing on the relationship between mass media and politics; federalism; citizen rights; and the election process. After you finish studying the lessons in this course, you should have a better understanding of the following:
- U.S. judicial branch structures, roles and powers
- Types of law and court functions
- Federal government policies and systems affecting the economy
- Georgia state government powers and processes
- Political party systems and U.S. elections
- The American political culture and mass media influence
- Aspects of American federalism
- Citizen rights such as freedom of speech, voting and civil rights
- Types of interest and lobbying groups
About the Exam
The state of Georgia uses the GACE Political Science exam to determine the level of knowledge of aspiring and existing teachers seeking certification in this content area. Test I is the first of the two-part exam. It is computer-administered and consists of 60 selected-response questions. The test is broken down into two subareas: Institutions (national, state and local), which accounts for 60% of the exam; and Citizenship and Politics, accounting for the remaining 40% of the exam. Candidates have two hours to complete Test I. A score of 220 must be earned to pass this exam at the induction level. To pass at the professional level, test takers score at least 250.
GACE Political Science Test I Exam Preparation & Registration
There is no easier or more accessible tool you can use to prepare for the GACE Political Science Test I exam than this extensive study guide. Short video lessons can be accessed from any device 24/7, making it simple to create a flexible study schedule. Lessons provide information on the functions of federal government; economic policies; electoral systems and elections; national and state government powers; and interest group influences. Watch the lessons as often as needed and jump to any point in a video that covers the topics you wish to review again. Measure what you have learned with lesson quizzes and chapter exams as you progress through the course.
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