Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment


Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership Assessment

The Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership assessment is designed for educational leaders (principals/assistant principals and superintendents/assistant superintendents). It focuses on scenarios that educational leaders might encounter within the school, or amongst colleagues and other school administrators.

This assessment is offered at two levels: Program Entry (370) and Program Exit (380).

Program Entry (370) ensures that educational leadership candidates beginning their programs are exposed to the Georgia Code of Ethics and ethical principles to guide decision making as they complete field experiences/clinical practice in Georgia classrooms and schools. Data from these assessments informs program providers’ ethics instruction as candidates progress through the program.

Program Exit (380) ensures that educational leadership candidates know and can apply the Georgia Code of Ethics and ethical principles to guide decision making. Educator leader preparation programs must first instruct and assess candidates in the Georgia Code of Ethics and ethical understanding to guide decision making before granting them eligibility to take the Program Exit version of the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership. Data from the end-of-program assessment informs program providers' ethics instruction as they work to enhance programs where needed.

Who Needs to Take This Assessment and When?

All candidates admitted (enrolled and taking classes) to any GaPSC-approved Educational Leadership program (non-tiered program or the new tiered model) on or after July 1, 2016, must complete (do not have to pass) Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership — Program Entry (370) prior to becoming enrolled. A candidate who completes this program entry requirement for Tier I does not have to complete it again for Tier II.

All candidates completing any GaPSC-approved Educational Leadership program (non-tiered program or the new tiered model) on or after July 1, 2016, must attempt Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership — Program Exit (380) prior to completion and must pass the assessment to earn certification in the field of Educational Leadership. A candidate who passes Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership — Program Exit for Tier I certification does not have to pass it again for Tier II certification.

For more information, see eligibility and test-taker registration.

What is Included in the Assessment?

See information about the modules that make up the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership assessment.