The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Engineering and Technology exam is used by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to assess a prospective EC-12 Engineering and Technology Education teacher’s professional knowledge.
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The Engineering and Technology Education exam consists of two tests – Test I (052) and Test II (053). Each subtest can be taken individually, or you can take both subtests in one appointment (Combined Test 552).
Test delivery, location, and cost
The Engineering and Technology Education test is delivered via computer at ETS test centers in Georgia, across the United States, and internationally. Registration for the exams is completed online at the ETS GACE website or by phone. Online registration is available 24 hours a day.
Taken individually, each subtest is $123.00. International test sites have an additional $50.00 fee, and some sites may require a $20.00 proctor fee. If you take both tests in one appointment, the testing fee is $193.00. The international fee and proctor fee apply to the combined test.
Test fees are payable by credit or debit card, PayPal, and E-Check. Alternate payment arrangements are available to those without access to the above forms of payment.
Each subtest is two hours in duration. Your total appointment time is two and a half hours. The additional time is indicated for computer familiarization and tutorials. If the question content calls for the use of a calculator, an online calculator is made available to you.
Test I contains 60 short-answer questions. Format of the questions includes selected-response, text response, multiple-choice, and other question formats. There are no constructed-response questions in Test I. The subtest is organized into content areas defined by objectives and knowledge statements. The subtest is designed to evaluate the knowledge base you should have as an entry-level educator in Georgia public schools.
Test I is divided into three subareas:
- Engineering design and application – 40%
- Engineering and technology teaching practices – 33%
- Engineering profession and professional growth – 27%
Test II contains 60 short-answer questions. Format of the questions includes selected-response, text response, multiple-choice, and other question formats. There are no constructed-response questions in Test II. The subtest is organized into content areas defined by objectives and knowledge statements. The subtest is designed to evaluate the knowledge base you should have as an entry-level educator in Georgia public schools.
Test II has three subareas:
- The nature of technology and society – 33%
- Abilities for a technological world – 33%
- Design and modeling – 33%
The Combined Test
If you elect to take both subtests during one appointment, you have four hours to complete the 120-question, computer-delivered exam. Your total appointment time is four and a half hours. The additional time is indicated for computer familiarization and tutorials.
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Before reporting to the test site at your appointed time, gather the required documentation for check-in. Print your admission ticket that is emailed to you after you register for the exam, and ensure your identification is accepted at the test center. Instructions for check-in are supplied with your confirmation email, including a list of prohibited items. Confirm the location, date, and time of your appointment and plan to arrive at the testing center at least 15 minutes before your appointment.
After each subtest, your unofficial score is displayed. Your official score report is available online to you, the GaPSC, and your program provider that authorized your testing within ten days of the score reporting date.
If you are an inductee, you need to obtain a score of 220 to 249 on each subtest. If you are at the professional level, you need to obtain a score of 250 or higher on each subtest.
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