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GACE Testing

GACE ( www.gace.ets.com ) -- The purpose of the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®) is to assess the knowledge and skills of prospective Georgia public school educators. The GACE program helps the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) meet its goal of ensuring that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia public schools. The GACE are aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with state standards for P-12 student curriculum (Georgia Performance Standards). See the PSC Web site at www.gapsc.com for information regarding who must take the GACE.
(Excerpt from GACE information sheet, Copyright © 2006 by National Evaluation Systems, Inc. (NES®)). Computer-Based Testing
  
Cumming Campus - not available at this time
This test is not offered on the Cumming Campus at this time.
Dahlonega Campus

Important !

All prospective examinees must read the Dahlonega Testing Center Security Procedures .

 2016-2017 Test Dates

Testing Windows of time can be found at: 2015-16 GACE® Testing Windows (PDF)

  • Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Monday, February 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, March 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Score Report Due Date

Scores are generally available four weeks from the beginning of the testing window in which you tested. However, if you test at the end of a 2014 testing window, your scores may be reported the week following the score reporting date. You will be notified by email when your score report becomes available.

You can find the Score Report Due Date chart at:  http://gace.ets.org/scores/get  

  

GACE Assessments Offered:

All assessments are computer delivered, except for Test II of the American Sign Language assessment, which is performance based. Some assessments contain more than one test. You may take each individual test at separate administrations, or for assessments that offer a combined format, you make take the combined version at one administration.

With the exception of the Program Admissions assessment and Test II of American Sign Language assessment, the duration time for individual test is 2.5 hours, and the time for combined tests is 5 hours. The test duration for an individual Program Admissions test is approximately 2 hours, and the combined test duration is 5 hours. The duration for Test II of American Sign Language is approximately 30 minutes. The duration time includes time for tutorials and directional screens that may be included in the test. Actual testing time may be less.

You can find the GACE Assessment Offered at: http://gace.ets.org/about/assessments/

Registration Steps:

  1. Create a MyPSC account on the GaPSC website. When you create a MyPSC account, you will receive a Georgia certification ID number (GA CERT ID). A GA CERT ID is used for identification throughout the certification and test registration process.
  2. Create an ETS GACE testing account. This is where you will register to test. The test you are approved to take will be listed there.

Creating your MyPSC Account

  • Go to http://mypsc.gapsc.org and select “Register.” Follow the prompts to create your account. Be sure to enter your full legal name exactly as it appears on your ID, and complete all fields.
  • You will receive your Georgia certification ID number (GA CERT ID) through your MyPSC account. A GA CERT ID is used for identification throughout the certification and test registration process.
  • Print your MyPSC account information so it will be handy when you register to test on the GACE website www.gace.ets.org.

Creating your ETS GACE Testing Account

  • Go to the GACE website at www.gace.ets.org, select My GACE Testing Account, and follow the guidelines for creating an account in the ETS GACE online registration system. You must create an account in the ETS GACE online registration system. The tests you are approved for and eligible to take will be listed in this account, and this is where you will register to test. You cannot register to test through your MyPSC account.
  • You will need to provide your GA CERT ID; your first and last name, middle initial, and suffix (if applicable) exactly as it appears in your MyPSC account; your date of birth; and Social Security number.
  • You may use a different user name and password for your ETS GACE testing account; however, all other requested information must be identical to your MyPSC account in order to match up your eligibility information from the GaPSC.

Payment

  • Credit/debit card (American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, and VISA). Any credit/debit card branded with one of the above five accepted credit card logos can be processed.
  • If you do not have access to an electronic form of payment, please contact ETS Customer Service at 1-855-225-7178.
Gainesville Campus

 2016 Test Dates

Testing Windows of time can be found at: 2015-16 GACE® Testing Windows (PDF)

  • Monday, July 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, August 8, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 10, at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 16,2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, February 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, February 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, April 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 15 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 14, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Score Report Due Date

Scores are generally available four weeks from the beginning of the testing window in which you tested.

You can find the Score Report Due Date chart at:  http://gace.ets.org/scores/get 

 

GACE Assessments Offered:

All assessments are computer delivered, except for Test II of the American Sign Language assessment, which is performance based. Some assessments contain more than one test. You may take each individual test at separate administrations, or for assessments that offer a combined format, you make take the combined version at one administration.

With the exception of the Program Admissions assessment and Test II of American Sign Language assessment, the duration time for individual test is 2.5 hours, and the time for combined tests is 5 hours. The test duration for an individual Program Admissions test is approximately 2 hours, and the combined test duration is 5 hours. The duration for Test II of American Sign Language is approximately 30 minutes. The duration time includes time for tutorials and directional screens that may be included in the test. Actual testing time may be less.

You can find the GACE Assessment Offered at: http://gace.ets.org/about/assessments/

Registration Steps:

  1. Create a MyPSC account on the GaPSC website. When you create a MyPSC account, you will receive a Georgia certification ID number (GA CERT ID). A GA CERT ID is used for identification throughout the certification and test registration process.
  2. Create an ETS GACE testing account. This is where you will register to test. The test you are approved to take will be listed there.

Creating your MyPSC Account

  • Go to http://mypsc.gapsc.org and select “Register.” Follow the prompts to create your account. Be sure to enter your full legal name exactly as it appears on your ID, and complete all fields.
  • You will receive your Georgia certification ID number (GA CERT ID) through your MyPSC account. A GA CERT ID is used for identification throughout the certification and test registration process.
  • Print your MyPSC account information so it will be handy when you register to test on the GACE website www.gace.ets.org.

Creating your ETS GACE Testing Account

  • Go to the GACE website at www.gace.ets.org, select My GACE Testing Account, and follow the guidelines for creating an account in the ETS GACE online registration system. You must create an account in the ETS GACE online registration system. The tests you are approved for and eligible to take will be listed in this account, and this is where you will register to test. You cannot register to test through your MyPSC account.
  • You will need to provide your GA CERT ID; your first and last name, middle initial, and suffix (if applicable) exactly as it appears in your MyPSC account; your date of birth; and Social Security number.
  • You may use a different user name and password for your ETS GACE testing account; however, all other requested information must be identical to your MyPSC account in order to match up your eligibility information from the GaPSC.

Payment

  • Credit/debit card (American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, and VISA). Any credit/debit card branded with one of the above five accepted credit card logos can be processed.
  • If you do not have access to an electronic form of payment, please contact ETS Customer Service at 1-855-225-7178.
Oconee Campus - not available at this time
This test is not offered on the Oconee Campus at this time.

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