Test Site Requirements
Test Site Specifications
Your test site and any room(s) that are used to administer the GACE® Paraprofessional assessment will need to adhere to specific guidelines outlined in the Test Administrator's Manual. You will be able to view the Manual when you apply to become a test center.
Test Site Policies and Procedures
You will need to fully understand the policies and procedures that must be enforced on test day, such as the cell phone policy and ID document requirements, and procedures for checking in test takers on the day of the test. These policies are also outlined in the Manual.
To administer the GACE Paraprofessional assessment, you must have:
- administrative privileges on each computer's operating system that allow you to install 40MB of software onto available disk space on your hard drive
- permission to download files via the Internet from the Paraprofessional assessment website
- enough time to complete the download (it could take a few minutes or more than a half hour depending on your Internet connection speed)
Minimum Hardware Requirements
|Central Processing Unit (CPU)||Processor — Pentium IV 1.8 GHz (or higher), iMac 2.5GHz or higher|
|Operating System||Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OSX v10.6 (snow leopard)|
|Monitor||15 inch (800x600 resolution)|
|Hard Drive Space||40 MB|
|Internet Connection||Minimum 10 MBPS|
|Printer||Laser Jet or Inkjet|
|Internet Browser||Microsoft® Edge (Chromium), Google Chrome™, Safari® (for Mac) and Mozilla Firefox® (latest version)|
|Java||Version 1.8 or higher|
Be a Part of Test Development Committees
Learn how to nominate a colleague or apply for consideration to be a part of one of three GACE test development committees.