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About the GACE® Teacher Leadership Assessment

Changes to Test Format

The format of the GACE® Teacher Leadership assessment has been revised so that each task is broken down into three steps. The activities, the guiding prompts, and the rubrics in the Revised Format did not change; they are the same as they were in the Original Format.

Whether you will take the test in the Revised Format with Steps (Test Code 313) or the Original Format (Test Code 303) will depend on the submission window for which you registered.

See the information below to determine which format of the test you will take.

  • All first-time candidates: Revised Format with Steps
  • Candidates resubmitting for Fall 2018: Original Format
  • Candidates resubmitting for Spring 2019 or later: Revised Format with Steps

What Is It?

The GACE Teacher Leadership assessment assesses the critical leadership roles that teachers play in contributing to student and school success. It measures leadership roles in six areas, called tasks, which are scored according to task-specific rubrics. Each task addresses specific standards within the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

Tasks are completed by entering a written response and uploading required documentation, called artifacts, via an online submission platform.

Who Takes It?

Currently certified and practicing Georgia educators are eligible to take the GACE Teacher Leadership assessment. See Eligibility Requirements.

What Are the Tasks Like?

Each task is developed to assess your skills and abilities in a specific area of classroom instruction. See Tasks and Requirements.

You will complete each task by entering a written response and uploading associated documentation, called artifacts. A textbox is provided to enter responses. You are expected to write descriptively, analytically, and reflectively. Features such as Character Count, Save Response, Link Artifacts to Highlighted Text, and Remove Link are provided as tools to assist in the development of your responses.

What Test Preparation Materials are Available?

The GACE Teacher Leadership Candidate Handbook is available as a free download. This handbook includes a basic overview of the assessment and test-taking strategies. A glossary of common terms associated with the GACE Teacher Leadership assessment and a library of required forms such as the permission and student release forms are also available for download. See Resources for the GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment.

How Is the Assessment Given?

You will create and submit your tasks in a private, secure online submission system, accessible only by you via your username and password. Using the website, you can:

  • enter a written response to each task
  • upload required documents and artifacts
  • edit, save, delete, and change your responses to each task throughout the submission period

Once you are confident that all of your responses satisfy the requirements in the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards you can submit them. Tasks must be submitted on or before your submission deadline date. See Registration and Submission.

When Will Scores Be Available?

Score reports are available via your testing account in the Teacher Leadership submission system approximately six weeks after the submission deadline date you chose at the time of registration. Score reports are available online only and all candidates in the same submission window will receive their scores at the same time. See Scores.


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