About the Georgia Ethics Assessments
What Are They?
The Georgia Ethics assessments are training and assessment programs composed of a series of modules that combine instruction and testing.
- The Georgia Educator Ethics assessment is designed for beginning and currently practicing teachers.
- The Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership assessment is designed for educational leaders (principals/assistant principals and superintendents/assistant superintendents).
The goal is to help teachers and educational leaders become familiar with, understand, and apply the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, as well as comprehend and embrace the principles of ethical decision making in an educational context.
These assessments focus is on professionalism in education — in relationships with students, schools, colleagues, and communities — as well as on ethical understanding to guide decision making, and the specific regulations and expectations that teachers and educational leaders face in Georgia.
How Are These Assessments Different From Other GACE® Assessments?
The Georgia Ethics assessments are coupled with an embedded training program that offers a "learn by doing" approach around true-to-life scenarios, including actions, dispositions, and values. Designed not only to reinforce ethical standards or "code," these assessments also allow you to navigate through "real life" scenarios, deepening your understanding of obligations and situations to clarify how to avoid risk. Learning modules in the assessments are followed by end-of-module tests related to what you've learned in the modules.
What Are the Assessments Like?
The Georgia Ethics assessments are offered at two levels: Program Entry and Program Exit. Each consists of seven interactive modules that combine instruction and testing. The modules instruct through video, gaming, and self-guided learning. Five of the modules include an end-of-module test with immediate feedback. The Program Exit level also includes an end-of-course, or summative, test.
For more information about what is covered in each module, see Assessment Content.
Who Needs to Take These Assessments?
The Georgia Ethics assessments are required for educator and educational leadership candidates who are entering a preparation program or who have completed their program and are seeking beginning educator or educational leadership certification. For more information, see:
How Are the Assessments Given?
The Georgia Ethics assessments are computer delivered and accessible from any computer or tablet that meets the hardware requirements and has Internet access. See hardware requirements.
You can take the Georgia Ethics assessments at any time once eligibility has been granted; there are no specific testing dates or testing windows assigned for these assessments.
For more information, see Take the Assessment.
How Are They Scored?
The Georgia Ethics assessments are scored electronically, and your scores are available to you at the end of each module and in the online Georgia Ethics assessment system for 30 days after you complete the assessment.
For more information, including how to know if you passed and how to make sure your program provider gets your scores, see Scores.