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Susan Cooke, Director
Angela Fleming, Admin. Assistant
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Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators
It is the policy of the College of Education, effective Fall 2009, any candidate wishing to complete Internship II/Graduate Internship must have passed the appropriate Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Content Assessment(s) prior to admission to internship. The purpose of this test is to assess the knowledge and skills of prospective Georgia public school educators. The GACE assessments are aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with Georgia Performance Standards for P-12 student curriculum.
Praxis testing in Georgia has been discontinued with the exception of Speech and Language Pathology. For additional information specific on this policy, visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission assessments web page.
The GACE website offers registration information, fee schedules, and test preparation resources, please click one of the following links:
Important NEW 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 17, 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. The regular registration deadline for the August 17th test administration is July 5, 2013. Late registration is August 7, 2013 (late fee applies). The web site for the August administration only is www.gace.nesinc.com.
If the applicant has not passed one or more of the tests when ETS takes over in September, the applicant will be required to take both tests, even if he/she has already passed one test. GaPSC will not accept tests results from two different vendors.
The GACE test administrations must be taken online only and passed in November or December, 2013 in order to qualify for Spring 2014 Internship II/Graduate Internship. We will accept any positive GACE scores until January 12, 2013. ETS is offering test administrations in November or December for the CoE content areas. When reviewing the test administration chart on the web site, one or both test administrations can be taken on each of the test window dates listed in each box. That means there are only one or two opportunities to pass CoE content assessments before January’s internship start date. There is also a 30 day wait period before one is able to retake an assessment. Please note: the GACE assessment costs have changed. (One test: $123, two tests: $193)
It is important to check November and December test availability for each content area administration. Please visit the new GACE web site: www.gace.ets.org. for complete testing information and assessment resources. You will be required to create a new GACE account. The first day you are able to register for the new ETS GACE assessments is August 19, 2013.
Please contact Mrs. Cooke with any questions. (Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org)