- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 191
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryRefresh your knowledge of education research, adolescent development and more ahead of the GACE School Psychology certification exam by taking a look at this helpful review course. These video and text lessons are accessible at any time and can be used as a comprehensive study guide to help you prepare to get your best possible score on test day.
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About this Course
Review the developmental psychology, crisis intervention, counseling, and school instruction topics covered on this test of professional knowledge with our GACE (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators) School Psychology study guide. Experienced instructors can help you prepare for each of the exam's content domains with lessons on the following:
- School organization and instruction
- Program evaluation and education research
- Developmental psychology
- Adolescent psychopathology
- Consultation and collaboration
- Promotion of learning
- Crisis intervention strategies
- Preventative school services
- Professional ethics
- Legal issues in psychology
- Diversity in development
This course was last updated in 2019.
About the Exam
School psychologists who want to practice in Georgia will need to pass the GACE School Psychology exam before becoming eligible for licensure. The exam consists of two subtests. Each one contains 80 multiple-choice questions to be completed during two hours of testing time.
You can take the subtests separately or in the same testing session. Both are administered during 6-day testing windows available around three times a year.
Preparing & Registering for the GACE School Psychology Exam
This study guide delivers instruction through illustrated videos lasting between five and ten minutes each. Use them along with the lesson quizzes, chapter tests, and practice final exam to make sure you're familiar with each of the school psychology topics covered on the exam. All of these resources are self-paced and can be accessed from anywhere with your mobile device.
To begin the registration process, create an account on the GaPSC (Georgia Professional Standards Commission) website. Once you've received approval to test and a certification ID number, you'll be able to create a separate online account through the ETS (Educational Testing Service). This account allows you to select a test date and location, print your admission ticket, and view your test scores.
Scoring the GACE School Psychology Exam
The passing score for the GACE School Psychology exam is 220 points. Unofficial scores are available once you finish the test. Your official test results are released 2-3 weeks later.
Test I: Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability
Approximate number of questions: 48
Exam topics covered: Student and program assessment methods, research design, data collection and analysis, statistics, program evaluation
What you'll study: Review education research and program evaluation basics before taking another look at measures of cognitive functioning and development, the use of interviews and observations, statistical analysis, and other data collection and measurement topics.
Test I: School and Systems Organization, Policy, and Practices
Approximate number of questions: 16
Exam topics covered: School system structure, educational practices, technological resources, supportive learning environments, risk factors for student mental health problems, health promotion, crisis prevention and response, recovery strategies
What you'll study: Lessons aligned with this content domain cover a variety of instructional techniques, including cooperative learning, differentiated instruction, and hands-on learning. You'll also study crisis prevention strategies designed to address such issues as substance use, neglect, and child abuse. School-wide practices that encourage learning, create a positive school climate, and promote student health are covered as well.
Test I: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice
Approximate number of questions: 16
Exam topics covered: School psychology history, service delivery models, professional responsibilities, communication skills, continuing education, professional ethics, relevant laws and regulations
What you'll study: Review case law and legal issues applicable to counseling and educational psychology. You'll also study NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) ethics principles, the applications of educational psychology, and the importance of lifelong learning, among other topics.
Test II: Consultation and Collaboration
Approximate number of questions: 27
Exam topics covered: Consultation and collaboration methods, family systems principles, family and community influences on learning and development, family and school partnerships
What you'll study: Take another look at school consultation models and family systems theory in addition to strategies for working with families and encouraging community involvement in education.
Test II: Social and Academic Development and Interventions
Approximate number of questions: 53
Exam topics covered: Factors affecting academic skills, cognitive development theory, learning concepts, instructional support, influences on social skill development, mental health promotion, psychopathology treatment, student diversity, social justice issues
What you'll study: Review human development issues alongside the stages of adolescent cognitive and social development and adolescent psychopathology. Re-examine factors contributing to the academic success and failure of students, and study strategies for preventing and responding to undesirable behaviors in the classroom. You'll also take another look at student diversity issues.
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