About the GACE
To teach in the state of Georgia, prospective instructors must pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators, or GACE. This educator assessment program ensures that test takers have the requisite knowledge for teaching K-12 subjects. There are several types of GACE exams used to test a prospective teacher's readiness, such as their readiness for teacher program admission, subject-specific certification, certificate upgrades, and educational leadership. The three-part Program Admission test evaluates your readiness for college-level study in Education. It assesses knowledge in mathematics, reading and writing. There are also the GACE Content Assessments, which will test you on specific certification areas like individual academic subjects, special education, or early childhood education. Some certification requirements may differ between exams, so make sure to check with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to see which exams will fulfill requirements based on your career intentions.
GACE exams typically consist of multiple-choice questions and essay-based prompts, and they're administered via computer. Once you complete the exam, you'll receive a detailed score report. Subtest lengths can vary between exams, and you may choose to take certain subtests at one time or individually. For example, the Program Admission test includes three subtests, which you can either take individually or at once. When deciding, keep in mind that each subtest takes between 85-100 minutes, or you may choose to take all sections at one time over a 4-and-a-half-hour period. Most exams are based on a pass/no pass basis and passing scores can differ between exams. Some exams use a 1- to 5-point scoring scale, while other exams, including the GACE Content Assessments, have passing score ranges of 220 to 249 for induction-level certification and over 250 for professional-level certification.
Registration for the exams are made through the GaPSC website. On the website you'll also find information regarding available testing windows for your GACE exams. Some exams are offered on a year-round basis, such as the Program Admissions test, while some are only offered during specific testing windows throughout the year. Before you begin preparing for the GACE, be sure to verify test dates and registration deadlines on the GaPSC website.
About Study.com GACE Courses
Study.com has developed GACE study guides and courses to help you successfully prepare for your GACE exams. Designed by expert instructors, these courses cover all the concepts you'll need to know for your GACE assessment.
Our study guide courses use short and engaging video lessons that present academic concepts in an easily digestible format. The online video lessons and accompanying transcripts give you flexibility on how you approach your studies. You can watch the lessons on your computer or mobile device, read the transcripts when you're offline, or simply listen to our instructors when you're on the go. All lessons come with short quizzes that reinforce key definitions and concepts, and when you're finished with each chapter, take the accompanying chapter exam to test your understanding of the material.
We also offer full GACE practice tests designed to get you comfortable with GACE question content, formats, and difficulty levels. By working through these courses and taking the practice exams, you'll be systematically reviewing and solidifying your knowledge as you go, which helps you retain the knowledge you'll need for your GACE exams. That way, you'll develop a strong sense of which concepts you've mastered and which ones you should review again.
It can be difficult to stay on track while studying for a big exam. That's why we've supplemented our courses with a variety of tools to make your test preparation efforts effective and streamlined. Your course dashboard allows you to navigate to the topics you need to review, and it also keeps track of your progress, so you always know what what to study next. Our expert tutors are available to assist you, so don't hesitate to reach out to them if you have any questions.
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