What are the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)?
The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) are tests designed to evaluate if prospective teachers have the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of students in Georgia schools.
Who is required to take the GACE?
People who want to teach in Georgia must earn a passing score on at least one GACE test to fulfill state certification requirements.
What knowledge does the GACE measure?
Each GACE test measures a specific set of knowledge and skills. For a specific list of content covered on each GACE test, go to www.gace.nesinc.com/GA_testframeworks.asp.
How can I prepare for the GACE?
The GACE website (www.gace.nesinc.com) offers free test preparation materials. You also may elect to purchase more comprehensive study guides devoted to the specific GACE tests you need to pass. The best study guides will cover test content and offer specific test-taking strategies to increase your chances of success.
Where can I take the tests?
The GACE is offered as both as a paper-based test and a computer-based test, and test locations are different for each. For a complete list of paper-based GACE test locations, go to www.gace.nesinc.com/GA6_testsites.asp.
Computer-based GACE tests are offered at Pearson Professional Centers. There are seven Pearson Professional Centers around Georgia, as well as more than two hundred centers throughout the United States and its territories where you can take the computer-based GACE. For more information about where you can take the computer-based GACE in Georgia and neighboring states, go to www.gace.nesinc.com/GA6_testsites.asp?pagetype=CBT.
When can I take the tests?
The GACE is offered on different dates depending on whether you want to take the paper-based test or the computer-based test. For paper-based GACE test dates, go to www.gace.nesinc.com/GA6_testdates.asp.
Computer-based GACE test dates are available only during specific time periods, and these vary depending on location. Go to www.gace.nesinc.com/GA6_testdates.asp?pagetype=CBT for computer-based GACE test dates.
Can I take the GACE online?
Yes. The GACE is available as a computer-based test.
What is the cost of taking the GACE?
For a complete list of GACE test fees, go to www.gace.nesinc.com/GA6_testfees.asp.
How do I register for the GACE?
There are three ways to register for the GACE: Internet, U.S. mail, or telephone. To register online or obtain information about registering via mail or telephone, visit the GACE registration page at www.gace.nesinc.com/GA6_regoptions.asp.
When will I get my GACE scores?
Scores are released about one month after the testing date. Scores are sent to you through the U.S. mail. For specific score release dates, go to www.gace.nesinc.com/GA6_testdates.asp.
Who will see my GACE scores?
Your test scores will be reported to you, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and any school you selected when you registered.
What if I don’t pass a GACE test?
There is no limit on the number of times you may retake a GACE test. But if you did not devote considerable time to preparing for the exam the first time, it is a good idea to invest in a dedicated study guide before you retake the test.
What if I pass one of the tests, but not others?
If you do not pass one or more of the GACE tests, you may register for and retake the test you did not pass. There is no limit to the number of times you may retake a test, but you must reregister each time you retake the test. You also must wait thirty days after taking a computer-based test before retaking the same test on a computer.
Last Updated: 06/14/2014