The GACE® Paraprofessional (test code 177) assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.
This assessment is taken by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals to demonstrate that they are knowledgeable in reading, writing, and math, and that they are capable of assisting in classroom instruction.
Test takers have 2½ hours to complete the assessment.
Subjects include reading, writing, and math.
The test has 90 selected-response questions, approximately two-thirds of which focus on basic skills and knowledge. The remaining one-third focuses on applying skills in the classroom. All test questions are in English.
The Paraprofessional assessment is given in a computer-delivered format.
The Paraprofessional exam is given most Thursdays at 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Some dates in February and March will be on Wednesdays. Please note the day of the week you are registering for when you register.
There is a $65.00 fee- CASH (CORRECT AMOUNT ONLY) or Credit/Debit ONLY - no checks. You can pay online during registration using PayPal or pay the day of the test. Billing is not an option for the GACE. Be here at least 20 minutes before your appointment time. You must bring a form of identification. Accepted forms of identification are: Drivers License with photograph and signature.
Once you have completed the test, you will be given an unofficial score report. Many schools/systems will use the unofficial score report as proof that you have passed the test. The official test results will be sent to the address you choose within a week.
**IF YOU DO NOT PASS THERE IS A 28 DAY WAITING PERIOD BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE THE TEST AGAIN.**
The test given at North Georgia RESA is the internet-based test. If you want to take the paper-based test, you should contact GACE and schedule an appointment through them. Click here for a free GACE Paraprofessional Study Guide - http://gace.ets.org/prepare/materials/177
The test contains 90 questions and you will be allowed three hours to complete the test.
If you are using GPS to find our office, please use WA Camp Road, Ellijay Georgia 30540.
Please read the terms and conditions regarding cancelations and refunds before making payment.
If you have and further questions or need to cancel, please call 706-276-1111.
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Click HERE for the consolidated RESA System Calendar. This Calendar includes important dates for NGRESA and member systems. It includes holidays, breaks, planning days, and other dates.
System dates were accurate at the time of creation but are subject to change. Please consult each system's official calendar for the most up to date information.