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Report
Session B3:
Strategies to Help Prepare Candidates for
the GACE
GaPSC Certification and Program Officials’ Conference
November 12, 2013
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Session Agenda
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Outcomes
Input
Preparation Strategies and Resources
Interactive Sharing
GACE Update
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New Program (ETS)
• At launch (October 2013), all tests are offered via
computer only, except for the performance portion of
American Sign Language.
• Due to new technologies, most tests (not all) contain
selected response items only with immediate
feedback.
• All tests are customized for Georgia and aligned with
state and national standards for educator preparation
and with state standards for the P-12 student
curriculum.
Cost for the GACE
Previous Program:
• No price increase in past 7 years (except one $5
registration fee increase)
• Previous CBT fee was $30 with ES
• Content assessment: $125 (one test); $195
(assessment)
New Program:
• No price increase in next 7 years; price goes down
$5.00 over time
• New CBT is $28 with ETS
• Content assessment: $123 (one test); $193
(assessment)
MyPSC Account
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To be able to register for any GACE (except
Paraprofessional), all candidates must have a MyPSC
Account (http://mypsc.gapsc.org).
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The examinee’s name in MyPSC must match exactly
as it appears on the photo ID that will be used when
seeking admission to the test center to take a GACE
assessment. If not, the examinee will not be admitted.
Reasons for Testing
Program Admission Assessment (formerly Basic Skills)
1. I am testing for admission to a Georgia educator preparation program
and need to take the Program Admission Assessment (formerly Basic
Skills Assessment).
Content Assessment
College/University Programs
2. I am enrolled in a Georgia-approved program in an undergraduate
teaching field, or in Educational Leadership, Media, School Psychology,
or Counseling.
3. I am seeking admission to/enrolled in a Georgia-approved M.A.T.; M.Ed.
that leads to certification; Certification Only; or Post-Baccalaureate
program.
4. I am enrolled in an out-of-state (non-Georgia) college/university (could be
at the undergraduate or graduate level) educator preparation program
that requires field experiences and/or student teaching that I will do in
Georgia schools.
5. I am enrolled in a college/institution and am testing in a teaching field
different from my first teaching preparation field.
6. I have already completed a Georgia college/university preparation
program and am testing for certification.
Reasons for Testing
GaTAPP/Non-Traditional (School System, RESA, Organization) Programs
7. I am seeking admission to a GaTAPP program and am testing to meet the content
assessment requirement(s).
8. I am enrolled in a GaTAPP program and am testing to meet the content assessment
requirement(s).
Adding a Field
9. I hold a Georgia professional teaching certificate and am adding a teaching field or
academic content concentration(s)
Out of State
10. I am a graduate of an out-of-state (non-Georgia) educator preparation program and
am seeking Georgia certification
11. I hold an educator certificate in another state and am seeking Georgia certification.
Other Reasons
12. I hold a Georgia non-renewable teaching certificate and am seeking professional
certification.
13. I am testing to meet the requirements in my letter of eligibility from the Georgia
Professional Standards Commission.
14. I teach in a Georgia Charter School with no requirement for certification and am
testing to meet Highly Qualified Teacher requirements.
15. I teach in a Georgia private school that may or may not require certification and
am testing to earn state certification.
Steps for Examinees
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Candidates in traditional preparation programs who
selected Reason to Test #2 are notified via email when
they are granted eligibility to test by their program
provider. Notifications are sent to the email addresses
provided in their MyPSC account.
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Automatic eligibility will be granted for all examinees
that take the Program Admission Assessment (formerly
the Basic Skills Assessment).
Steps for Examinees
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Automatic eligibility will be granted for candidates
seeking admission to/enrolled in M.A.T.; M.Ed. that
leads to certification; Certification Only; or PostBaccalaureate program.
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Once a candidate passes all tests within the
assessment in the initial preparation field, the
candidate will be granted automatic eligibility to add
appropriate additional teaching fields via testing.
Strategies & Resources
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Additional Strategies
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View Test Design and Framework
http://gace.ets.org/prepare/materials
Review GaPSC Program Rules
http://www.gapsc.com/Commission/
Rules/home.aspx
Review CCGPS State Standards
www.georgiastandards.org
Use Curriculum Mapping Guide
Register for Live Webinars
http://gace.ets.org/prepare/webinars/
View Faculty Workshop Video
http://gace.ets.org/program_providers/
preparing_candidates/
Interactive Sharing
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Contact Information
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Help for Examinees
GACE assistance
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GACE Website: www.gace.ets.org
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Calls about any aspect of GACE
1-855-225-7178 (M-F, 7am – 6pm)
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Emails from all test takers about the new testing
program: [email protected]
GaPSC assistance (regarding certification or MyPSC):
[email protected]
Help for Providers
GACE assistance
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GACE Informational Website: www.gace.ets.org
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Emails from state-approved program providers about
the new testing program: [email protected]
Contact Information
If Questions, Suggestions, Comments:
Anne Marie Fenton
404.232.2654
[email protected]
ETS
[email protected]

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