The GACE Special Education General Curriculum Test is used by the state of Georgia as a certification test for potential special education teachers. Failing to pass the exam results in being denied certification. The test is in two parts. These are always taken on the same day, in a maximum time span of four hours. Each test has the exact same format, which is 60 multiple-choice questions and two written-response questions. Eighty percent of the total score is based on the multiple-choice sections, with the remaining 20 percent determined by the written responses.
The first test covers understanding students with disabilities, assessing students, and developing programs. Topics on the second exam are promoting student development and learning, and working in a professional environment. The test is scored on a scale of 100 to 300, and 220 is the minimum acceptable passing score.
Last Updated: 06/14/2014