The GACE exams were developed and implemented by the state of Georgia as a way of assessing basic skills and content knowledge of individuals seeking an education certificate.  There are two stages of tests, GACE Program Admission tests, as of October, 2013 (replace GACE Basic Skills) and GACE Content Assessment. Here you will find information regarding which tests you will need, how to register and how to prepare for the tests.


GACE Program Admission Tests

GACE Program Admission Tests replaced the GACE Basic Skills exams as of October, 2013, testing dates.  These tests determine command of the basic competencies in Reading, Writing, and Math, at the level of a high school graduate. It will be, if an individual has not already passed the GACE Basic Skills Assessment, a requirement for entrance into the Teacher Education Program at Kennesaw State University, and, additionally, will be the first step toward certification in the state of Georgia. An exemption option will remain through alternative exams such as the SAT, ACT and other exams.

Georgia rules regarding GACE Basic Skills Assessment exams/GACE Program Admission tests and exemption options.

If you decide to register for and take the GACE Program Admisson tests, the exams are offered in a computer based testing format. You are not required to take all 3 exams in a single sitting, however, a reduced price is afforded indivudals who register for more than one exam on a single test date. Separating the exams into multiple dates will require a registration fee for each exam date. Study companions, videos, practice tests, turorials and webinars are available on the new provider's official GACE website under "Test Preparation Resources."


GACE Content Assessment

GACE Content Assessment exams are designed to test a person's content knowledge in individual certification fields. Individuals completing a certification program must establish content knowledge in their degree field through both degree completion and passing of the GACE Content exam associated with their degree field.  Please refer to the list of exams and their related fields on the GACE website.


GACE Test Dates - The GACE website provides updated testing dates.  GACE is only offered in a computer based testing format.


GACE Test Sites - Test sites are located throughout the state of Georgia.  Please check the GACE website for updated information regarding test sites and their available test dates.


GACE Preparation Materials & Study Guides - The GACE website provides study guides, sample questions and test design/framework information for each of the GACE exams.  Individuals are encouraged to utilize this free resource.


GACE - Alternative Testing Arrangements - GACE provides alternative testing arrangements for individuals with document physical disabilities or religious beliefs which would not allow for Saturday testing.


Score Report - GACE scores are automatically sent to the email address provided during registration for the GACE exam.  Electronic scores are reported to the college or university that is noted during registration and automatically to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC).  Paper score reports are mailed to the home address provided during registration.  To request a reprint of the paper score reports, please visit the GACE website.



For questions concerning GACE, Praxis or exemption information,
please contact the Certification Officer, Kellie Oxford,
at 770-423-6964 or
send an email.
Office located in Kennesaw Hall, Room 1314.