Tasks and Requirements for the GACE® Teacher Leadership Assessment

You are required to successfully complete six tasks for the GACE® Teacher Leadership assessment in an online submission system. Each task addresses specific standards within the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

You can enter your task responses one at a time or simultaneously. If you are working on more than one task at a time, you must save your response within each part of the task and then save your draft of the task response before moving to a different task. If you do not do this, you will lose what you have entered.

When you submit a task response for scoring, it must be complete and include all required artifacts.

Upcoming Changes to Test Format

Beginning with the Spring 2019 submission window, the format of the GACE Teacher Leadership assessment will be revised so that each task will be broken down into three steps. The activities, the guiding prompts, and the rubrics will not change.

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. To support each format, there are now two different versions of the preparation materials for Tasks and Rubrics.

See the information below to determine which format of the test you will take, and which Tasks and Rubrics materials to review.

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

Task 1: Teacher Leadership: Adult Learning and the Collaborative Culture

In this task, you will focus on a group of colleagues with whom you worked on a specific task or project and who reflect different stages of career development, backgrounds, and perspectives. When you respond, consider how you were able to apply strategies of adult learning across your teacher leadership activities with this group in order to promote collegiality and improve instruction and student learning.

This task addresses standards 1, 2, 3, and 7 in the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

Revised Format with Steps

Original Format

Task 2: Teacher Leadership: Research for the Improvement of Practice

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you were able to initiate and facilitate your colleagues' design and implementation of research, including choice of appropriate methodology and analysis of data directly related to a curriculum-based issue.

This task addresses all seven standards in the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

Revised Format with Steps

Original Format

Task 3: Teacher Leadership: Professional Learning

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you were able to inform and facilitate the design and implementation of a coherent, integrated, embedded, and differentiated professional learning plan based on assessed student and teacher needs.

This task addresses standards 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7 in the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

Revised Format with Steps

Original Format

Task 4: Teacher Leadership: Observation and Use of Assessment Data

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you were able to advance the professional skills of a colleague by demonstrating and applying expertise in observational skills and in providing quality feedback to support reflective practice. Think about how you have been able to facilitate the selection or the design, use, and interpretation of multiple assessments, along with other available data, to make informed decisions.

This task addresses standards 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 in the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

Revised Format with Steps

Original Format

Task 5: Teacher Leadership: Collaboration with Families and the Community

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you concentrated on improving colleagues' collaboration and interaction in their work with families and the community.

This task addresses standards 1, 2, 6, and 7 in the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

Revised Format with Steps

Original Format

Task 6: Teacher Leadership: Collaborative Teams and Advocacy

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you were able to identify and assess opportunities for educational improvement. Your response must advocate effectively for your colleagues by developing and supporting a collaborative team and promoting collegial interactions that improve the effectiveness of practice.

This task addresses standards 1, 2, 6, and 7 in the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

Revised Format with Steps

Original Format

 

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