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Course SummaryThis study guide offers a convenient way to review basic psychology and educational psychology topics. You'll get up to speed on all the school psychology topics you could encounter on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) School Psychology Test I exam.
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About This Course
Use the lessons in this educational psychology course to learn more about the history of school psychology, educational psychology tools and theories of developmental psychology. You can also review information about school systems and instructional strategies, educational research, and legal and ethical issues in psychology. Working through this course thoroughly prepares you for the GACE School Psychology Test I exam. After you compete the course, you should have developed a better understanding of the following:
- The use of psychology in the classroom
- Teaching and student learning strategies
- Educational research methodologies
- Data collection methods in counseling
- Theories of developmental psychology
- Ethical standards in educational psychology
- Regulations and laws impacting school psychology
- Specific legal cases involving educational psychology
About the Exam
Georgia uses the GACE School Psychology Test I exam to measure the professional knowledge of aspiring school psychologists seeking certification in this field. Test I is the first of a two-test exam. This computer-based test covers three subareas: Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability (60% of the exam); School and Systems Organization, Policy and Practices (20% of the exam); and Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice (20% of the exam). The test consists of 80 selected-response questions and candidates have two hours to compete this portion of the two-test exam.
GACE School Psychology Test I Exam Preparation & Registration
This study guide provides an effective way to prepare for the GACE School Psychology Test I exam. You can study such topics as counseling program development and delivery services; instructional approaches and intervention strategies; interview and observation data collection methods; theories of cognitive and moral development; and more. Access video lessons 24/7 from any device, and print lesson transcripts for quick-reference purposes if needed. Use the lesson quizzes, chapter exams and final course assessment to determine your readiness in taking the GACE School Psychology Test I exam.
The first step in registering for this or any GACE exam is to create an account on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website. Once you select your Reason for Testing, you will be issued a Georgia certification ID number. This ID number is needed to create an ETS GACE testing account on the ETS website. You can then register online or by phone and pay exam fees with a debit or credit card, e-check or through PayPal.
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