The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Art Education exam is designed to assess the knowledge and skills of individuals seeking admission to an educator preparation program, certification in Georgia, or wanting to become a qualified school leader in Georgia secondary schools.
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GACE Art Education Exam Outline
The GACE Art Education exam is made of two subtests, which you can take individually in two different sessions or all at once in one session (the testing code for the combined session is 609). The the total combined time limit is 4 hours, and the total number of questions is 160.
Each subtest is split into multiple subareas.
Subtest I (109)
This subtest contains 80 selected-response questions and two constructed-response questions, and you will be given a time limit of 2 hours. The questions are grouped into the following two subareas:
Elements and Principles of Art (46%)
- Art elements and principles in 2D and 3D media
- Various methods of creating meaningful compositions
Media, Techniques, and Processes (54%)
- Safety, environmental, and storage issues related to the use of art materials and processes
- Using a variety of painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking materials and processes
- Using digital image processes
- Using 3D materials and processes
Subtest II (110)
This subtest contains 80 selected-response questions and two constructed-response questions, and you will be given a time limit of 2 hours. The questions are grouped into the following three subareas:
Art in Context (48%)
- The history of Western art from antiquity through the 19th century
- The history of non-Western art
- The history of modern and contemporary art
- The relation of other disciplines to the study and production of the visual arts
Criticism and Reflection (30%)
- The major philosophies of art and aesthetics and their role in art criticism
- The individual and collaborative processes of art criticism and critique
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GACE Art Education Exam Registration
To register for the GACE Art Education exam, you need to use your MyPSC account. If you do not have an account, create your account to receive your Georgia certification number. After you register for the Art Education exam on MyPSC, create an ETS GACE testing account. Your ETS account lists the test(s) you are approved to take. You will register for the exam through your ETS GACE testing account.
You can register to take the tests individually ($123) or combined ($193). Your test fee includes a $25 registration fee and a $28 test center fee. Individuals taking the GACE exam at an international testing site are subject to an additional $50 test site fee.
You should report to the testing center on exam day about 15-30 minutes before your scheduled exam. If you arrive later than the listed reporting time on your admission ticket, you will not be able to take the exam and your testing fees will be forfeited.
During the check-in process, you will be asked to provide at least one form of valid identification, which must contain your photo and signature. Once the check-in process is complete, you will be asked to place all personal items in a secure locker outside the testing room.
Once you are ready, the proctor will lead you to the testing area and provide some short instructions before starting the exam.
How the GACE Art Education Exam is Scored
When you have completed your exam, you are given the option to report or cancel your scores. They cannot be reinstated if you choose to cancel your scores.
You should also receive an unofficial score report right after the exam. Your official report will be made available about three weeks after the testing window closes.
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), along with local education committees, established the minimum passing scores for the GACE content assessments:
- 220-249: Induction level
- 250: Professional level
If you take the combined test and one of your scores is at the induction level and the other is at the professional level, you will be considered as having only passed at the induction level.
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How many questions are on the GACE Art Education exam?
There are 160 questions in total on the exam.
How long is the GACE Art Education exam?
The total time limit for the exam is 4 hours.
What is the passing score for the GACE Art Education exam?
To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum scaled score of 220.
How much does the GACE Art Education exam cost?
The examination fee for the combined exam is $193.