Important GACE Information for Spring 2014 Internship II/Graduate Internship Applicants
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) contracts with an external supplier to administer the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) testing program. Educational Testing Service (ETS) was the successful supplier in a recent Request for Proposals (RFP) process.This impacts Spring 2014 applicants for Internship II/Graduate Internship in the following way: The August 2013 GACE administration is the final opportunity to pass a GACE assessment with the current supplier, ES, to count for certification. If an examinee does not have passing scores on all tests within an assessment by the last administration of the GACE program with ES (August 2013), the examinee must take all tests within an assessment with the new supplier, ETS, even if a portion of the assessment was previously passed.
There are multiple GACE administrations with ES prior to August, and GaPSC has extended the test titles offered during the supplemental administrations in May and July. Following are the remaining test dates with ES for which the GaPSC will accept the scores for GACE assessments (other than the two exceptions noted above), provided all parts (tests) of an assessment are passed:
• March 23, 2013
• April 4-17, 2013 – computer-based testing
• May 4, 2013 – supplemental administration with additional test titles offered
• June 15, 2013
• July 13, 2013 – supplemental administration with additional test titles offered
• August 17, 2013 – supplemental administration with most test titles offered
If the applicant has not passed one or more of the tests by the October, 2013 test administration when ETS takes over, the applicant will be required to take both tests, even if he/she has already passed one test. GaPSC will not accept two tests from two different vendors.
It is important to check test availability for each administration above. Please visit http://www.gace.nesinc.com for complete testing information. As in the past, not all tests are offered at each administration.