GACE Elementary Education Practice Test (001/002/501)

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GACE Elementary Education Exam Outline

The GACE Elementary Education exam is made up of two subtests, each containing three subareas.

Test I

  • Reading and Language Arts – 50%
  • Social Studies – 25%
  • Analysis – 25%

Test II

  • Mathematics – 53%
  • Science – 30%
  • Health Education, Physical Education, and the Arts – 17%

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exam outline for the GACE elementary education exam which is split into two subtests that each have 75 selected response questions and a time limit of 2 hours

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Study For the GACE the Best Way

How to Study Effectively

Your success on GACE test day depends not only on how many hours you put into preparing but also on whether you prepared the right way. It’s good to check along the way to see whether your studying is paying off. One of the most effective ways to do this is by taking GACE practice tests to evaluate your progress. Practice tests are useful because they show exactly where you need to improve. Every time you take a free GACE Elementary Education practice test, pay special attention to these three groups of questions:

  • The questions you got wrong
  • The ones you had to guess on, even if you guessed right
  • The ones you found difficult or slow to work through

This will show you exactly what your weak areas are, and where you need to devote more study time. Ask yourself why each of these questions gave you trouble. Was it because you didn’t understand the material? Was it because you didn’t remember the vocabulary? Do you need more repetitions on this type of question to build speed and confidence? Dig into those questions and figure out how you can strengthen your weak areas as you go back to review the material.

Answer Explanations

Additionally, many GACE practice tests have a section explaining the answer choices. It can be tempting to read the explanation and think that you now have a good understanding of the concept. However, an explanation likely only covers part of the question’s broader context. Even if the explanation makes sense, go back and investigate every concept related to the question until you’re positive you have a thorough understanding.

Comprehend Each Topic

As you go along, keep in mind that the GACE practice test is just that: practice. Memorizing these questions and answers will not be very helpful on the actual test because it is unlikely to have any of the same exact questions. If you only know the right answers to the sample questions, you won’t be prepared for the real thing. Study the concepts until you understand them fully, and then you’ll be able to answer any question that shows up on the test.

Strategy for GACE Practice

When you’re ready to start taking practice tests, follow this strategy:

  • Remove Limitations. Take the first test with no time constraints and with your notes and GACE Elementary Education study guide handy. Take your time and focus on applying the strategies you’ve learned.
  • Time Yourself. Take the second practice test “open book” as well, but set a timer and practice pacing yourself to finish in time.
  • Simulate Test Day. Take any other practice tests as if it were test day. Set a timer and put away your study materials. Sit at a table or desk in a quiet room, imagine yourself at the testing center, and answer questions as quickly and accurately as possible.
  • Keep Practicing. Keep taking practice tests on a regular basis until you run out of practice tests or it’s time for the actual test. Your mind will be ready for the schedule and stress of test day, and you’ll be able to focus on recalling the material you’ve learned.

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How much is the GACE exam?


The GACE Elementary Education exam is made up of two tests, which you can take individually or all at once. The fee for each test is $123.00, and the fee for taking the combined version is $193.00.


Can I take the GACE exam at home?


While there are some GACE tests that can be taken at home, the GACE Elementary Education exam must be taken at an ETS testing center.


How many questions are on the GACE Elementary Education exam?


There are 152 questions in total on this exam.


How long is the GACE Elementary Education exam?


The time limit for this exam is 4 hours (2 hours per test).


What is a passing score for the GACE?


For the Elementary Education exam, a passing score falls into one of two categories:

  • 220-249: Induction level
  • 250: Professional level

By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: October 20, 2023

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