GACE Program Admission Practice Test (210, 211, 212, & 710)

The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) is the state-approved educator certification program. The purpose of the exam is to ensure that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform as a teacher in Georgia’s public schools.


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Test design

The Program Admission test consists of short-answer selected-response, multiple-choice, short answer, and constructed-response questions. Test questions may include graphs, diagrams, charts, passages, formulas, and tables. The exam is completed on a computer at a testing facility.

The assessment is a computer-delivered test consisting of three tests. The tests can be taken individually or all at once. You are allowed two hours for each test taken individually or five hours for all three. The test duration includes time for tutorials that may be included in with the exam.

Test I: Program Admission Reading

56 selected response questions. Stimulus material for the questions are drawn from various print and electronic media including paired passages, long passages, short passages, and brief statements. Test I has three subareas:

  • Key Ideas and Details – 35% of test
  • Craft, Structure, and Language Skills – 30% of test
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas – 35% of test

Test II: Program Admission Mathematics

56 selected response questions. The focus is on fundamental concepts of mathematics and the ability to solve problems and to reason in a quantitative context. Test II has four subareas:

  • Number and Quantity – 36% of test
  • Data Interpretation and Representation, Statistics, and Probability – 32% of test
  • Algebra and Geometry – 32% of test

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Test III: Program Admission Writing

40 selected response and two constructed response questions. This test assesses academic skills needed for college and career readiness. Test III has two subareas:

  • Text Types, Purposes, and Production – 60% of test (includes two essay questions)
  • Language and Research Skills for Writing – 40% of test

An on-screen calculator is provided with Test II and the combined (Tests I, II, and III) test. It is the only calculator you are allowed.

Test Cost

The cost for the Program Admission exam is $78.00 for one test, $103.00 for two tests and $128.00 for all three tests. Payment can be made online, and by phone with credit/debit card, PayPal or an E-Check drawn against U.S. bank accounts only. Arrangements may be made for individuals without access to an electronic form of payment.

Delivery method and registration

The exam is delivered in a computer-delivered format and available throughout the state of Georgia, in states across the U.S. and internationally. You can register for the assessment online or by phone, and registration must be completed at least two days before the test date. There are specific windows that are open for testing throughout the year. When you register, you will be able to select the window and location that is most convenient for you.

Test Day

At the testing facility, you will present your admission ticket and valid identification that has your photo, signature, and name. Pay attention to what you cannot bring to the testing facility and ensure you leave all valuables and prohibited items at home.

Your identification will be verified, you will be assigned to your computer station, and you will be provided with scratch paper and by the test proctor. For the mathematics test, reference pages will be provided to you. If you run out of scratch paper, raise your hand, and the proctor will bring you supplies. At the conclusion of the exam, you must return all materials provided.

Exam results and scoring

Once you have completed your exam, you will be given the option to report or cancel your scores. If you report your scores, you will be able to view your unofficial score for tests I and II. The combined test or test III is scored after the testing window closes. Your official score report will be provided to you, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), your program provider (if applicable), and any other recipients you designate. You must achieve a score of 250 to pass the GACE Program Admission exam.

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GACE Program Admission Study Guide

You have spent a great deal of time, energy, and money learning, applying, and practicing the content you will need to be everyone’s favorite teacher, but there is one more step you have to complete – state required certification. Do not let one certification assessment hinder you from achieving your teaching credential. Prepare confidently with Mometrix’s study system. Our GACE Program Admission Study Guide provides study tips, a study timeline, and focused content areas along with methods to deal with test anxiety in a common-sense approach. While our GACE Program Admission Study Guide Flashcards can help you study wherever you go.

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