GACE is conducted by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) in collaboration with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson. Major objectives of the GACE test are to assess and measure the teaching skills and related professional skills of aspiring Georgia public school teachers. Candidates who wish to appear for GACE test can enroll their name at the official website of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, www.gapsc.com.Major GACE assessment programs are Basic Skills Assessment; Content Assessments; Professional Pedagogy Assessment; Educational Leadership Assessment; Paraprofessional Assessment and Computer Skill Competency Assessment.
GACE Basic Skills Assessment
GACE Basic Skills Assessment assesses basic skills of the test-takers in three areas such as reading comprehension, basic mathematics and writing skills. Hence Basic Skills Assessment program consists of three tests such as Basic Skills Test I—Reading; Basic Skills Test II—Mathematics and Basic Skills Test III—Writing. Both Paper-based and Computer-based tests are available for GACE Basic Skills Assessment. Duration of the test is four hours. Test fee is $25.
GACE Content Assessment
GACE Content Assessment test measures the content knowledge of the test-takers in a variety of subjects. There are two content tests for a single assessment (the middle grades tests, the Latin test, and the American Sign Language test). Test fee is $70.
GACE Professional Pedagogy Assessment
GACE Professional Pedagogy Assessment measures the knowledge and professional skills of the test-takers in teaching, learning, student development, professional roles, professional responsibilities and course instruction. There are two tests in this program-a selected response test and a constructed response test. Test duration is four hours. Test fee is $35.
GACE Educational Leadership Assessment
GACE Educational Leadership Assessment measures the leadership skills of the test-takers in two tests: a selected response test and a constructed response test. Test fee is $70.
GACE Paraprofessional Assessment
GACE Paraprofessional assessment measures all the professional skills of the test-takers in a single test. The test consists of only multiple choice questions. Test fee is $70.
GACE Computer Skill Competency Assessment
GACE Computer Skill Competency assessment is a single, computer based test designed to measure the basic computer skills of the test-takers. The test consists of only multiple choice questions. Test fee is $70.