The GACE School Counseling Test is the final academic hurdle for anyone wanting to work as a school counselor in the state of Georgia. Failure to achieve a passing score on the exam will result in denial of certification.
The test is in two parts, each having 60 selected-response questions and two constructed-response questions. These account for 80 percent and 20 percent of the final score, respectively. On the first exam, applicants are tested on these topics: counseling and guidance, educational exploration and career planning, and individual development and learning. Topics on the second exam include assessment instruments and strategies, consultation and collaboration, and professional identity and practice. The GACE School Counseling Test is scored from 100 to 300, and the lowest possible passing score is 220. Test takers should keep in mind that there is a four-hour time limit to finish both tests.
Last Updated: 06/14/2014