Resources for the GACE® Teacher Leadership Assessment
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.
See the information below to determine which format of the test you will take, and which resources apply.
- 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
The following resources will help you learn about, prepare for, and take the GACE Teacher Leadership assessment.
GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment Candidate Handbook
The GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment Candidate Handbook is a free download that includes an overview of the assessment and instructions for completing tasks. The handbook is updated from time to time, so always check the "last updated" date on the cover to be sure you have the latest version.
- Download the GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment Candidate Handbook (Original Format).
- Download the GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment Candidate Handbook (Revised Format with Steps).
A list of common terms you should know before beginning your Teacher Leadership assessment is included in the Glossary.
You must get permission for the use of all materials or feedback (e.g., written observations, emails, letters, documents) you submit as artifacts that are not created solely by you. The required permission forms are listed below. After you have obtained the appropriate permissions, you must upload electronic copies of the forms to the online submission system.
- Download the Permission Form for Students Under 18.
- Download the Permission Form for Students Over 18.
- Download the Permission Form for Colleagues and Other Adults.
Task 4 Standardized Reflection Form
- Download the Task 4 Standardized Reflection Form.
- Download the Task 4 with Steps Standardized Reflection Form.
Each task in the assessment is scored based on a 4-point rubric that delegates scores based on how well you encompassed all of the required Georgia Teacher Leadership Standards in your submission.
Revised Format with Steps
- Rubric for Task 1 with Steps
- Rubric for Task 2 with Steps
- Rubric for Task 3 with Steps
- Rubric for Task 4 with Steps
- Rubric for Task 5 with Steps
- Rubric for Task 6 with Steps
- Rubric for Task 1
- Rubric for Task 2
- Rubric for Task 3
- Rubric for Task 4
- Rubric for Task 5
- Rubric for Task 6
Teacher Leadership Registration Quick-Reference Guide
The GACE Teacher Leadership Registration Quick-Reference Guide provides detailed instructions for registering for the Teacher Leadership assessment.
Teacher Leadership Submission System User Manual
The GACE Teacher Leadership Submission System User Manual contains step-by-step instructions with related screen shots to guide you through the submission system process.
Teacher Leadership Library of Examples
The Library of Examples is a collection of actual responses submitted by GACE Teacher Leadership candidates.
The Registration Bulletin is a free publication for test takers that contains program policies, tests offered, test dates, registration information, fees, score reporting information, and more.
Teacher Leadership Standards
The Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards outline the requirements for each task included in the GACE Teacher Leadership assessment.
GACE Teacher Leadership Webinar (Original Format Only)
This webinar gives an overview of the Original Format of the assessment, informs participants about the tasks and their requirements, available test preparation resources, registration, important dates, scoring, and score reporting.
- GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment Webinar | View Transcript
- Download the slides from the GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment Webinar.
- Download the slides from the GACE Teacher Leadership Assessment Collaboration Guidelines Webinar.
Deep Dive into Tasks 1 through 6
This webinar helps test takers better understand the focus of the tasks, the main components of the tasks, and evidence needed to successfully create responses.