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Custom State Solutions

ETS offers the flexibility, guidance and support necessary to create and manage customized state-level educator assessment programs. We have developed customized testing programs for Georgia, Missouri, Texas and Washington.

Learn more about what we’ve done for these individual states.

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®)

The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®) is Georgia's state-approved educator certification assessment program. The GACE assessments are taken by individuals seeking admission to an educator preparation program, seeking educator certification in the state of Georgia and/or seeking to become highly qualified in a core academic subject. Learn more about the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®).

Missouri Performance Assessments

ETS developed four portfolio assessments based on Missouri standards to demonstrate performance in content coursework and clinical experience. The four areas of assessment are Teacher Candidate, School Leader, School Librarian and School Counselor. Learn more about the Missouri Performance Assessments.

Texas Educator Certification Program

The Texas Educator Certification program is a comprehensive and customized certification program required of educators seeking certification to perform satisfactorily on comprehensive examinations to ensure that each educator has the content and professional knowledge necessary for an entry-level position in Texas public schools. ETS develops and administers this program on behalf of the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Learn more about Texas Educator Certification.

Washington ProTeach Portfolio

ETS developed the nation's first end-to-end state customized online portfolio assessment for Washington State professional certification. The Washington ProTeach Portfolio is an evidence-based assessment program designed for teachers seeking the Washington professional certificate. The ProTeach Portfolio evaluates teachers on their ability to impact student learning as stated in the three standards and 12 criteria for the professional certificate approved by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB). Learn more about the ProTeach Portfolio.

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