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Educator Assessment - GACE

NOTICE ABOUT edTPA
Effective July 1, 2020, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission no longer requires edTPA for program completion or state certification.
Georgia and non-Georgia educator preparation programs may continue to use the edTPA. Candidates should contact their program provider to determine if the edTPA is a program requirement.

For edTPA registration, an eligibility code is no longer required to register. The edTPA Registration Overview document is available on edTPA.com and provides guidance on the process for registering for the assessment. 

For teacher candidates who participated in edTPA, score profiles released August 30, 2016, or later are available for 2 years in your account (scores released prior to that date were available for one year).

For assistance:
For questions regarding edTPA, educator preparation programs may contact edTPA Educator Preparation Program Support for assistance at (866) 613-3278 or edTPAEPPSupport@pearson.com

Teacher candidates who have questions about registration or require technical assistance with the Pearson ePortfolio System may contact edTPA Customer Support by phone at (866) 565-4872 or (413) 256-2889 or through email or live chat options available in the Contact Us tab of the edTPA.com website. Support Representatives are available 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
About GACE:
The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE) is Georgia’s state-approved educator certification assessment program (see "Speech and Language Pathology" exception below). The purpose of the GACE is to help the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) ensure that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia's public schools. These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the GaPSC and Educational Testing Service (ETS).

All GACE assessments are aligned with the state standards for the P-12 curriculum and with state and national content standards. Each GACE test was developed with diverse representation of Georgia educators from across the state, including the participation of committees of Georgia educators, educator preparation faculty, and other content and assessment specialists, including individuals from school systems, local schools, institutions of higher education (public and private), and other stakeholders. In other words, each GACE was developed by Georgia educators to measure competency on what is taught in Georgia's P-12 classrooms.

The GACE assessments are criterion-referenced, objective-based assessments designed to measure a candidate's knowledge and skills in relation to an established standard rather than in relation to the performance of other candidates. Test questions were reviewed and approved by three committees of Georgia educators and educator preparation faculty, which includes a bias review to ensure all test questions, are bias-free. The passing score for each test is established by the agency Commissioners and is based on the professional judgments and recommendations of Georgia educators.

For information about preparation, registration, test dates and sites, rules of test participation, etc., of the GACE program, access www.gace.ets.org. For information on Georgia-accepted assessments and passing scores, including the Speech and Language Pathology exception, click here.