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GACE Testing

GACE -- 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). Visit the PSC website for information regarding who must take the GACE.
(Excerpt from GACE information sheet, Copyright © 2006 by National Evaluation Systems, Inc. (NES®)). Computer-Based Testing
  
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Blue Ridge Campus

Not available on the Blue Ridge Campus at this time.

Cumming Campus

Not available on the Cumming Campus at this time.

Dahlonega Campus

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

2017 - 2018 Test Dates

Testing Windows of time can be found at: 2016-17 GACE® Testing Windows (PDF)

  • Friday, September 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, October 9, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, January 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 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. 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

2017 Test Dates

Testing Windows of time can be found at: 2016-17 GACE® Testing Windows (PDF)

  • 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.
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, September 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, September 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, October 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, November 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Friday, December 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Monday, December 11, 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.

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 on the Oconee Campus at this time.

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