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September 2006 heralded the introduction of the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACEtm).  Developed by National Evaluation Systems (NES) for the purpose of assessing the knowledge and skills of prospective Georgia public school educators, the GACE helped the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) meet its goal of ensuring that candidates have the proficiencies needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia public schools.


In October 2013, Educational Testing Services (ETS®) took over the job of supplying the GACE.  The GACE Program Admission assessments and Content assessments are the new measure of a Georgia educator’s readiness for teaching grades P-12.  These tests assess a candidate’s competency and skills on a criterion-referenced, objective-based level.  


Candidates attempting to gain certification who did not exempt testing or achieve a passing score on the GACEBasic, supplied by NES, are now required to pass the GACEContent Assessments.  Candidates must take and pass all parts of an assessment with the same supplier for that assessment to count toward certification.  


For information about certification requirements in your area of study, contact your preparation program (college/university.) If you are not associated with a program, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s website (www.gapsc.com) can help you determine which assessments are necessary for certification in your desired field.



Click on the links below to learn more about our Program Admissions and Content Assessments workshops.





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