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GACE Content Assessment FAQ

What are the GACE Content Assessment exams?

  • Test of content skills competencies in specific certification fields
  • Required for certification in the state of Georgia
  • Each exam consists of multiple choice and may include a constructed response question

What exams do I take in order to satisfy the certification content requirement?

Each content area consists of 2 exams, except for middle grades individual subject/concentrations and Latin.  For example: if an individual holds a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, this individual must pass GACE exams code 001 & 002, or combined exam 501, in order to satisfy the content assessment requirement and be eligible for certification in the state of Georgia.  Another example: if an individual graduates with a degree in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in MG Math and MG Science, this individual must pass MG Math GACE exam code 013 & MG Science GACE exam code 014 in order to be certified in both fields.  Please refer to the list of exams and their related fields on the GACE website.

Who must take the GACE Content Assessment tests? 

  • Everyone completing an initial certification degree program must attempt the GACE Content exams, associated with their degree field, prior to graduation
  • Anyone seeking certification in the state of Georgia must apps the GACE Content exams associated with their field of certification
  • Anyone wishing to transfer their teaching certification to the state of Georgia and who does not have documentation of a content exam in their original state of certification

What is considered passing on the GACE tests?

  • 220 is the passing score requirement for all GACE content exams

How do I register for the GACE Content Assessment tests?

What are the GACE test dates?

  • Test dates are provided on the GACE website
  • Test dates are valid for all testing facilities worldwide
  • Test scores take 1-3 weeks to report, so plan accordingly

Where can I take the GACE Content Assessment tests?

  • Visit the GACE website for locations worldwide

What is the cost for the GACE Content Assessment exams?

  • Fees are based upon the number of exams registered for on each given test date
  • Please visit the GACE "fees" website for more information

What if I require alternative testing arrangements for a disability or religious reasons?

How do you prepare for GACE Content Assessment?

Does GACE have "fee waivers" for individuals based upon financial need?

  • GACE and ETS do not currently offer fee waivers
*****UPDATE FROM THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMISSION*****
The August 2013 GACE® administration was the final opportunity to pass a GACE® assessment with the old supplier, ES, to count for admission and eventual certification. If an examinee did not have passing scores on all tests within an assessment to include the passing of all 3 basic skills exams] 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.