The GACE Spanish Test is actually composed of two separate tests, taken on the same day. The first test covers oral expression, language structures, language comparisons, and listening comprehension. Topics on the second exam are written expressions, cultural connections, cultural perspectives, and reading comprehension. While the test matter is different on each exam, the formats are identical. Each test requires answering 50 multiple-choice questions, which are graded by computer and count for 70 percent of the test score. There are also two written-response questions graded by judges, which count for 30 percent of the score.
The GACE Spanish Test is timed, and both sections must be completed within four hours. The lowest possible passing score is 220 on a scale of 100 to 300. Any score lower than 220 will result in the test taker being denied certification to teach Spanish.
Last Updated: 06/14/2014