Interpreting Candidates' Scores

Score Report

A GACE® score report contains the candidate's:

  • Name and address
  • Georgia Certification ID (GA CERT ID)
  • Test name and code
  • Scaled score range and minimum passing score
  • Test date
  • Scaled score(s)
  • Pass/no pass determination
  • Number of questions answered correctly in the test/subtest
  • Number of scored questions in each subarea of the test/subtest
  • Number of questions answered correctly in each subarea of the test/subtest
  • Points possible and points earned for constructed-response questions (if the test includes a constructed-response section)
  • Detailed performance analysis (for current scores)

What Do the Scores Mean?

  • All GACE test results are reported as scaled scores with a scale of 100 to 300.

Passing Scores

Minimum passing scores for the tests were established by GaPSC with input from committees of Georgia educators. Some assessments have a tiered passing standard, which means that there are two different passing scores for two different certification levels.

American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI)

The ASLPI is rated by a team of evaluators, and examinees are awarded an overall proficiency level on a 0–5 rating scale. These ratings are then converted to the GACE score scale of 100–300. ASLPI has an induction passing score of 3 (GACE scale score 220) and a professional passing score of 3+ (GACE scale score 250).

Certificate Upgrade Assessments (Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology)

The certificate upgrade assessments do not have a tiered passing standard.

  • The passing score for the Curriculum and Instruction assessment and the Instructional Technology assessment is 250.

Content Assessments

A passing score for any GACE content assessment can fall into one of two categories:

  • 220 – passing at the induction level
  • 250 – passing at the professional level

The passing score for induction-level certification is also known as the "passing standard." Passing at either of these levels meets the Georgia Special Requirement to pass the content knowledge assessment(s) appropriate to the field of certification.

If candidates take a combined test and pass one subtest at the induction level and the other at the professional level, the entire assessment will only be considered passed at the induction level. They must retake the subtest that was passed at the induction level if they wish to attempt to get a higher score and pass the entire assessment at the professional level.

Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership assessment does not have a tiered passing standard.

  • The passing score for the Educational Leadership assessment is 250.

For More Information

For more information about how GACE assessments are scored, explanations of score scales used by raters, and answers to frequently asked questions about GACE score reports and scoring policies, download Understanding Your GACE® Scores.

See information about scores for the Georgia Ethics, Paraprofessional, and Teacher Leadership assessments.


Help Develop GACE Assessments

Georgia educators and faculty members are needed to help develop new content and leadership assessments for GACE.
Learn More about how you can help develop GACE assessments.