GACE® Teacher Leadership Assessment Registration and Submission

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, and which materials to review.

  • 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

Registration

See the registration dates and submission windows for the GACE Teacher Leadership assessment. Be sure to register early enough to allow yourself plenty of time to complete the assessment.

Registration for the GACE Teacher Leadership assessment is a five-step process:

  1. Create or update your MyPSC account on the GaPSC website.
  2. The GaPSC sends your profile and eligibility information to ETS.
  3. An ETS Customer Service Representative creates a testing account for you in the Teacher Leadership registration system (it is not the same registration system used for other GACE assessments) and notifies you via email when it is complete. The email will contain your login credentials for the Teacher Leadership registration system.
  4. Access your testing account in the Teacher Leadership registration system and register for the assessment.
  5. Once you have completed your registration, you are provided with access to the online submission system.

See the Teacher Leadership Registration Quick Reference Guide for more detailed instructions.

Choosing Your Submission Window

When you register for the assessment, you will be required to select a submission window. Choose a submission window that will give you plenty of time to complete the assessment. See Dates and Deadlines. If you select a submission window and then decide to change to a later one, you will be subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.

Submitting Task Responses and Artifacts

Each task contains a number of steps, which will vary across tasks. The steps are displayed in numbered textboxes in the Teacher Leadership submission system. Some steps of a task may contain multiple activities, and this will be reflected by multiple textboxes. You will compose and enter your responses directly into these textboxes. Task responses can be entered one at a time or simultaneously. If you have been working on your responses outside of the submission system, using a MS Word document for example, use the copy and paste functions on your computer to import text from the document into the applicable textbox. Your written commentary must be entered in the applicable textboxes. Inclusion of written commentary as an artifact or document is not acceptable.

Important Note: When pasting text into the textbox from another source, select the "Paste as plain text" instead of "Paste" with your mouse.

When you submit a task response for scoring, it must be complete and include all required artifacts. All artifacts must be uploaded into the Teacher Leadership submission system.

Note that appropriate artifact file types include doc, pdf, ppt, xls, docx, pptx, xlsx, rtf, jpeg, png, or txt. Files must not exceed 1 MB. Artifact file names can include letters, numbers, and other characters such as periods, underscores, hyphens, square brackets, and parentheses (rtf files from a Macbook® will not upload correctly). Artifact files should not contain links to third party sites. Raters will not go to a third party site to retrieve your artifact.

All tasks and artifacts must be submitted by the same deadline date. See Dates and Deadlines.

Rescheduling Your Submission Window

If you select a submission window and then decide to change to a later one, you will be subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.

You can reschedule in the same submission window if registration is still open, or you can reschedule for the next submission window when that registration is open. Note that the registration window closes earlier than the submission window.

Important: Tasks and artifacts uploaded for the original submission window will not transfer automatically to the new submission window. If you reschedule, you will be required to re-upload any tasks and artifacts you have previously uploaded. All tasks and artifacts must be submitted by the same deadline date.

Resubmitting a Task

If you do not pass the assessment, you are allowed to resubmit any or all of the six tasks. There is a $75 resubmission fee for each task you choose to resubmit.

You are allowed to resubmit two additional times to attempt to receive a passing score. Tasks may be resubmitted in the resubmission window immediately following the original submission window, or you may wait until the next window. The two-resubmission limit still applies. If you do not resubmit within this timeframe, you will have to register and pay to retake the assessment. See Dates and Deadlines for resubmission windows.

System Maintenance Windows

Several times during the year, ETS schedules downtimes where maintenance work is performed on ETS systems. The fall 2019 and spring 2020 scheduled system downtimes that will impact your access to the registration and task submission system are listed below. The specific timeframe for each of the outages will be posted on your account prior to the outage. Plan your work in the system accordingly.

Remember, you can prepare task responses, artifacts and video files outside the system independent of these outages.

Scheduled System Outages
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020

Helpful Tips

  • Read all of the requirements and guiding prompts requested in each task, and make sure you are not omitting any details in your response.
  • Ensure any artifacts being submitted are relevant and clear, and properly illustrate what is being requested in the task they are associated with.
  • Save your work frequently when you are working in the submission system; any work you do not save may be lost if your session times out. If you are idle for 30 minutes or more while you are logged into the online submission system, the system will time out.

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