GACE Early Childhood Education Practice Test

The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) have been implemented as a part of the teacher credentialing process in the State of Georgia. The GACE Early Childhood Education exam is specific to teaching candidates who wish to enter the teaching field as early childhood educators in grades P-5.

GACE Early Childhood Education Practice Test

What are the eligibility requirements to take the GACE Early Childhood Education exam?

The GACE Early Childhood Education exam is only one part of the certification process for potential Georgia teachers. To sit for the exam, you must first be approved by the administrator of your state-approved teacher preparation program.

How much does the GACE Early Childhood Education exam cost?

The GACE Early Childhood Education exam will cost $123 for a single test, or $193 for the combined test. The listed fees include $25 for registration and $28 for the testing center. If you need to cancel your test, you will pay 50% of the test fee.

Cancellations must occur at least three days before a scheduled test date in order to receive the 50% refund. If you need to change your testing center, date, or time, you will be assessed a $25 fee.

What is the passing score for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam?  

The passing score for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam is scaled. If you score between 220 and 249, you will have passed at the induction level; if you score 250, you will have passed at the professional level.

If you take the combined test and score at the induction level for one test, the entire exam will be considered passed at the induction level. You will need to retake the test scored at the induction level if you wish to receive a high enough score to pass at the professional level.

These score levels determine the type of credential you are able to receive. Lastly, the date by which you receive your official scores is dependent on the date on which you took the exam. Check the GACE website for further details.

What does the GACE Early Childhood Education exam cover?

The GACE Early Childhood Education exam consists of two subtests (001 and 002), which are also offered as a combined test (501). The exam is computer delivered and consists of 75 questions in Test I (001), and 75 questions in Test II (002), for a total of 150 questions.

The tests are comprised of primarily selected-response questions, with at least two constructed-response questions. If you take the exam as a combined test, you will be given 4 hours to complete it. If you take the subtests individually, you will be given 2 hours per test.

Test I (001) covers three subareas: Reading and Language Arts, Social Studies, and Analysis. These areas are weighted by percentage and cover the following objectives:

  • Reading and Language Arts, 50%
    • Objectives: Demonstrates understanding of application of knowledge pertaining to:
      • Reading for information and reading for literature
      • Literacy development, comprehension, and fluency
      • Writing processes, tools, and resources
      • Listening, speaking, and presenting
      • Development of English-language grammar and vocabulary
  • Social Studies, 25%
    • Objectives:
      • Processing skills
      • Historical processes and understanding
      • Geographical processes and understanding
      • Civics, government, economics, and related processes
  • Analysis, 25% (constructed response)
    • Objectives:
      • Classroom instruction in English
      • Classroom instruction in Social Studies

Test II (002) covers three subareas: Mathematics, Science, and Health Education, Physical Education, and Arts. These areas are weighted by percentage and cover the following objectives:

  • Mathematics, 53%
    • Objectives: Demonstrates understanding of application of knowledge pertaining to:
      • Cardinality and counting
      • Algebraic thinking and operations
      • Base 10 numbers and operations
      • Fractions and numbers
      • Data and measurement concepts
      • Geometry
  • Science, 30%
    • Objectives:
      • Characteristics of science
      • Earth science
      • Physical science
      • Life science
  • Health Education, Physical Education, and Arts, 17%
    • Objectives:
      • Concepts and influences in Health and Physical Education
      • Arts (visual, theatre, dance, and music)

Test Preparation

Now that you have a better understanding of the fees, objectives, and expectations of the GACE Early Childhood Education exam, what comes next? The best way to ensure your success on the GACE Early Childhood Education exam is to thoroughly prepare using comprehensive test preparation materials.

To help you succeed, Mometrix Test Preparation offers the GACE Secrets study guide. The GACE Secrets study guide includes actual GACE exam content, along with expert tips to help you reduce test anxiety, recall information, and earn high scores on the GACE Early Childhood Education exam.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: April 9, 2019