About the GACE Assessments

The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) is Georgia’s state-approved educator certification assessment program. These assessments have been developed by GaPSc and ETS.

The purpose of the GACE assessments is to help the GaPSC ensure that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of a teacher in public schools. All of the GACE assessments are aligned with state standards for P-12 curriculum and state and national content standards.


GACE Assessments

The GACE assessments consist of six main assessment types: Program Admission, Content, Certificate Upgrade, Educational Leadership, Georgia Ethics, and Paraprofessional.

The Program Admission assessment was designed to assess knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics, and writing. The Reading and Mathematics tests consist of selected response questions, while the Writing test consists of selected response questions and two writing assignments.

The Content assessments are a variety of tests on different content areas. The assessments consist of either one or two tests and contain selected response questions and sometimes one or more written, spoken, or signed assignments.

The Certificate Upgrade assessments are for already certified teachers who are interested in upgrades in curriculum, instruction, and instructional technology. The assessment consists of one test with selected response questions and three to four constructed response assignments.

The Educational Leadership assessment is designed to assess knowledge and skills needed in educational leaders. The assessment consists of one test with selected response questions and three to four constructed response assignments.

The Georgia Ethics assessments are used to help educators become familiar with, understand, and apply the Georgia Code of Ethics for educators. There are two levels to this assessment: Program Entry and Program Exit.

TheParaprofessional assessment is one test that consists of selected response questions only. The assessment measures reading, writing, and basic math.


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