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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Am I eligible to take the GACE® Program Admission assessment at home?

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Your test title must be offered for at home testing.
  2. Your computer must meet the equipment requirements for the test, including the installation of the ETS Test Browser for Windows® or Mac® and the ProctorU® Systems Check.
  3. You must have a room that provides an acceptable environment for the test.
What test titles are available for the GACE tests at home?

The following GACE Program Admission tests are offered at home:

  • 210 Program Admission Test I – Reading
  • 211 Program Admission Test II – Mathematics
  • 212 Program Admission Test III – Writing
  • 710 Program Admission Combined Test I, II, and III
How do I register for an at home test?

Before you register, make sure your equipment meets the system requirements needed to test at home. If your equipment doesn't meet the requirements, you won't be able to test.

To register for a GACE test at home, you must sign in or create an ETS account and select and pay for the test. After you do so, you will receive an email from ProctorU with instructions on how to schedule your test date and time. Your registration will not be complete until you have scheduled your appointment with ProctorU.

Is the test fee different to take a test at home?

The test fee is the same regardless of whether the test is taken at a testing center or at home. For a list of GACE test and service fees, see Test Fees.

Do I need to schedule my at home test with ProctorU?

Yes, you will schedule your test with ProctorU using the link in the ProctorU email that you receive after you pay for the test in your ETS account.

Can I select my own test date?

Yes, you will be able to select from available dates and times. You will schedule your test date and time in your ProctorU account. Currently, testing is available 10 a.m.–1 a.m. ET, seven days a week to address the scheduling needs of candidates across the United States and its territories. Please be sure to check your test time before submitting your registration; sessions are available for both a.m. and p.m.

How often is at home testing offered?

Currently, GACE test at home testing is available 15 hours a day, seven days a week to address the scheduling needs of candidates across the United States and its territories.

Are there accommodations for test takers with disabilities?

Yes, accommodations are available when taking a GACE test at home. Accommodations of extended time, extra breaks, screen magnification, and selectable colors can be requested using your ETS account.

Other accommodations available at physical testing centers can be requested through ETS Disability Services.

Rescheduling or Canceling a Test

Can I reschedule from a test center to an at home test?

Yes. If your test is available at home and you wish to reschedule to an at home appointment, you can do so for free. You have two options:

  1. For immediate service, reschedule your test appointment through your ETS account.
  2. Contact GACE customer support from Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. ET, via phone at 1-855-225-7178. Due to increased demand on our customer support line, you may experience longer wait times.

Note: In either case, you must change your appointment at least three days before your test date, not including the day of your test, in order to reschedule to an at home appointment.

Can I reschedule my at home test to another date?

Yes, you are able to reschedule your at home test for free through your ProctorU account. You can reschedule your test any time before your appointment date and time.

Can I reschedule my at home test to a physical test center?

Yes, you will be able to reschedule an at home test registration to a physical test center. You should contact ETS to discuss your options.

Can I cancel my at home test registration?

Yes. If you need to cancel your at home test registration, contact ETS. If you cancel your registration at least three days before your test date, not including the day of your test, you will receive a refund equivalent to half of the original test fee.

Identification (ID) Requirements

What are the ID requirements for my at home test?

See a full list of acceptable primary ID. You will be expected to show your ID to the proctor on the day of your test, and the name on it must match exactly the name on your ETS account.

Test Environment and Equipment

Where can I take the test?

To take a GACE test at home, you must have a room that includes a desk or table where you will take the test. Your desk or table must be cleared of all non-testing materials, and you must be alone in the room.

What type of devices (hand-held, tablet, PC) can be used for testing?

You must use a laptop or desktop computer. You cannot use a phone or tablet. Verify your equipment will meet the technical requirements.

Can I take the test on a Mac® computer?

Yes, you can take the test on a Mac computer if:

  1. Your computer has at least Mac OS X 10.5. Note that it is recommended you use Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra.
  2. You are using a Chrome or Firefox® browser.
  3. The ETS Test Browser is installed.
  4. It passes the ProctorU Systems Check.
What if I have technical issues while I'm testing my equipment?

If you have technical issues while testing your equipment, contact ProctorU for assistance.

Will I be allowed to use scratch paper during my test?

You will be allowed to use an erasable marker with a small whiteboard or one blank piece of paper inside a transparency sheet during your test. You must erase all notes in view of the proctor at the end of the test.

How do I prepare for an at home test?

You can use the same test preparation material, because there is no difference in the test content.

On Test Day

What should I wear during my test?

Dress comfortably and refrain from wearing items such as jewelry, tie clips, cuff links, ornate clips, combs, barrettes, headbands, and other hair accessories. You will be recorded during your test session and a photo from the test session will be sent to ETS.

What is the check-in process like?

You can review what to expect during the check-in process by watching the At Home Testing with ProctorU video.

Will there be someone monitoring me during my at home test session?

Yes, you will be monitored by a human proctor during your entire test session. The proctor will connect with you during the check-in process, verify your identification document, and monitor you throughout the entire session to ensure you are following testing procedures. The proctor assigned to monitor you could be male or female.

Will I have to submit a photo?

Your photo will be taken at the beginning of your at home test.

Will I be recorded during my test?

Yes, your entire test session will be recorded.

Are there breaks during the test?

There are no breaks for any of the GACE Program Admission assessment at home tests.

Will I be able to see my unofficial scores at the end of my test?

You will have an opportunity to view unofficial scores at the end of your testing session. If an unofficial score is not provided, it means that further analysis must be conducted before scoring can be completed. This does not indicate a problem with the administration of your test and will not result in a delay in reporting your official score.

At the end of the test session, but before reviewing the unofficial score information, the computer gives you the option to report or cancel your score. Once you have chosen to report the score, it cannot be canceled. If you cancel your score, it will not be reported and it cannot be reinstated on your record. You also will not receive a refund if you choose to cancel your score.

What if I have a technical issue during my test?

If you have technical issues immediately before your test, contact ProctorU via the Live Chat feature in your ProctorU account. If you have a technical issue during your test that prohibits you from speaking to the proctor, call ProctorU at 1-855-772-8678 for assistance.

Can I wear a headset or earphones during my test?

No, you are not allowed to wear a headset or earphones during your test.

Scores

Is scoring the same as for a test taken at a test center?

Yes. Because this is still a GACE test, the scoring criteria, scoring process, and score scale are exactly the same. Scores can be accepted and used in the same way as if you took the test at a test center. See details about GACE scoring.

How and when do I get my scores?

You will receive your official scores in your ETS account. When you will receive your scores depends on which test you took:

  • Official scores for the GACE Program Admission assessment Test I – Reading (210) and Test II – Mathematics (211) are available within seven days after the day of the test.
  • Official scores for the GACE Program Admission assessment Test III – Writing (212) and the Combined Test (710) are available within 28 days after the day of the test.
Will it show on my score report that I took the test at home?

No, it will not.

How do I send my scores to an institution?

When you register for a test, you are permitted to send three free score reports to agencies or institutions of your choice. If you want to make changes to your free score recipients, you must do so at least three days before your test date. After three days, you may request additional score reports for a fee.

See Sending Your GACE Test Scores.

Other

Can I retake the test?

You cannot retake a GACE test within 30 days of your initial test date. ETS and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) reserve the right to cancel scores if the test retake policy is violated for any reason.