The GACE® Paraprofessional Assessments Testing
The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®) is Georgia’s state-approved educator certification assessment program. These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the GaPSC and Educational Testing Service (ETS).
The purpose of the GACE assessments is to help the GaPSC ensure that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia’s public schools.
Not sure where to begin? See Getting Ready to Test for important information to help you organize your testing strategy and gather what you need.
What Is It?
The GACE® Paraprofessional (test code 177) assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.
Who Takes It?
This assessment is taken by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals to demonstrate that they are knowledgeable in reading, writing, and math and that they are capable of being a lead teacher in an early childhood center like Peachtree Prep or assisting in classroom instruction in a public school.
How Long Is It?
Test takers have 2½ hours to complete the assessment.
What Subjects Are Covered?
Subjects include reading, writing, and math.
What Are the Questions Like?
The test has 90 selected-response questions, approximately two-thirds of which focus on basic skills and knowledge. The remaining one-third focuses on applying skills in the classroom. All test questions are in English.
How Is the Assessment Given?
The Paraprofessional assessment is given in a computer-delivered format.
The Paraprofessional exam is given twice a month on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-12. Please note the day of the week you are signing up for when you register.
There is a $20 ADMIN fee in addition to the $38 testing fee – the admin fee is CASH ONLY (CORRECT AMOUNT ONLY). You can pay online for your test registration using PayPal or pay in cash the day of the test. Billing is not an option for the GACE. Be on site at least 20 minutes before your appointment time. You must bring a form of identification. Accepted forms of identification are: Drivers License with photograph and signature or a Passport
Once you have completed the test, you will be given an unofficial score report. Many schools/systems will use the unofficial score report as proof that you have passed the test. The official test results will be sent to the address you choose within a week.
**IF YOU DO NOT PASS THERE IS A 28 DAY WAITING PERIOD BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE THE TEST AGAIN.**
The test given at North Georgia RESA is the internet-based test. If you want to take the paper-based test, you should contact GACE and schedule an appointment through them. Click here for a free GACE Paraprofessional Study Guide – http://gace.ets.org/prepare/materials/177
The test contains 90 questions and you will be allowed three hours to complete the test.
Please read the terms and conditions regarding cancelations and refunds before making payment.
GACE Assessment Registration
Please fill in the form and press Submit. You will then be taken to PayPal to make your $38 registration payment.
If you have any questions about scheduling your assessment please call 770-860-8900 Ext. 1001 or Ext. 1005.
- About the Assessments
- Test Centers and Dates
- Register for a Test
- Test Preparation Resources
- On Test Day
- Disability Accommodations
- Bulletin and Reference Documents