How are the GACE exams scored?
Let’s first discuss how GACE exams are scored.
Some GACE assessments have tiered scoring. Tiered scores are those in which there are different passing rates for two different certification levels. There will be one passing rate for the induction level and a different passing rate for the professional level. The GACE Content Assessments and ASLPI have tiered scoring.
For assessments that have more than one subtest, you must pass both subtests to meet the certification requirements.
Your scaled score shows how you did on your GACE assessment or subtest. You’ll also receive a “pass” or “not pass” score.
More information about GACE scoring can be found on the ETS website.
You can also find more in-depth information here about Understanding Your Scores.
How long does it take to get GACE scores?
Once you have taken your GACE exam you’ll be anxious to receive the results. Let’s look at how long it takes to get your scores.
For GACE exams that have only selected-response questions, your unofficial score will be available to view immediately after completing the GACE. You’ll need to choose “Report your scores” during registration to have access to your unofficial scores immediately after testing. Unofficial scores are not available for GACE tests that consist of a mix of selected and constructed-response questions.
You can read more about GACE Score Reporting Dates on the ETS website.
What score do you need to pass the GACE test?
I’m sure one of your main questions about the GACE scores concerns what score you need to pass. Each exam has its own passing score. We’ll look at what the passing score is on each GACE exam.
The ASLPI has a scaled passing score of 220 for an induction level and a 250 for a professional level.
Certificate Upgrade, Educational Leadership, and Paraprofessional and Program Admissions Assessments all have a scaled passing score of 250.
Content Assessments have a scaled passing score of 220-249 for the induction level and 250 for the professional level.
If your combined exam has multiple subtests and you score at the induction level on one test and the professional level on the other, you will receive the induction level for the entire assessment.
How long do you have to wait before you can retake a GACE exam?
Once you have received your scores you might realize you haven’t passed. If this is the case, you’ll need to retest.
The good news is that you can retest, but there is a waiting period. You will need to wait 30 calendar days after testing before you can retake an exam. If you are retaking the Paraprofessional exam, you can retest 28 days after testing.
While you are waiting to retest, make sure you have access to a study guide to help you pass the GACE. A study guide will provide you with hundreds of practice questions and multiple pages of study material to prepare you to pass your exam.
How do you interpret a GACE score report?
Looking at your GACE score report can be confusing. We’ll give you some resources to better understand your score report.
Understanding Your GACE Scores is a great resource to help you interpret your score report.
You can also review more information about GACE scoring on the ETS website.
How hard is it to pass a GACE exam?
A GACE exam covers a lot of information and is used to measure your ability to be an educator in the state of Georgia. So is a GACE exam hard to pass?
The answer is yes, the GACE is difficult … but not impossible. Luckily, there are a lot of resources to help you pass.
The first step is understanding what the structure of the test looks like and what kinds of questions are asked. 240 Tutoring’s Ultimate Guide will help give you a breakdown of your exam and show you what to expect.
Next, you’ll want to take a practice test to find your weaknesses. There is a practice test for each Ultimate Guide.
Then, you’ll want to use a prepared study guide to help you pass the GACE. Once you have studied all the material, you can take a practice test to gauge if you’re ready to take your exam.
Last, you’re much more likely to pass your GACE exam if you’ve used a study guide with a pass guarantee! Each 240 Tutoring study guide comes with the 240 Tutoring Guarantee: if you earn a 90% or higher on the full-length practice test and are unsuccessful on the exam, 240 Tutoring will provide a refund for up to two months of your subscription! 240 Tutoring believes in their study guides’ quality because of their proven development process.
Hopefully, we’ve answered all your scoring questions and given you some resources to help you pass the GACE!