Anyone prepping for the GACE Birth To Five Test actually needs to be ready to take two separate exams, which is the standard GACE format. The first test covers promoting child development and learning, building relationships, and professionalism. The second exam focuses on learning, teaching, and crafting a curriculum. Of course, all these topics are very broad, and the test taker is expected to be conversant with all aspects of the topics in order to pass. The formats are exactly alike on both tests.
The test taker has two hours on each exam to answer 60 multiple-choice questions (which contribute 80 percent of the score) and two written-response questions (for 20 percent of the score). Failure to pass disqualifies a person from being certified to teach; failure is defined as any score below 220 on a scale of 100 to 300.
Last Updated: 06/14/2014