Achieving a passing grade on the GACE Economics Test is required for any prospective economics teacher in the state of Georgia. The test, graded on a scale of 100 to 300, requires the test taker to score at least 220 in order to pass. The name of the test is a bit deceiving; there are actually two tests involved. The first exam is focused on microeconomics, including economic skills and concepts.
The second exam covers macroeconomics and principles and practices of personal finance, as well as international economics. Each test is pretty much identical in format, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions as well as one question requiring a written response. Both exams must be completed within four hours. Failure to do so, or failure to score 220 or higher, will keep a person from earning teacher certification in Georgia.
Last Updated: 06/14/2014