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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO GACE PARAPROFESSIONAL: After December 23, 2022, Dalton State can no longer proctor the GACE Paraprofessional exam. ETS is requiring that all GACE Paraprofessional exams be taken in Prometric testing centers. Visit the ETS Gace Paraprofessional website for more information, updates, and for future scheduling after the above date.


Exam Description

The GACE Paraprofessional  assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.

The exam consists of 90 questions in reading, writing, and math. The exam is 2 1/2  hours in length.

Test Preparation

Please visit the Gace Paraprofessional website for exam preparation.

Who takes the GACE Paraprofessional Exam?

The GACE Paraprofessional exam is taken by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals to demonstrate that they are knowledgeable in reading, writing, and math, and that they are capable of assisting in classroom instruction.

Paraprofessionals serving in an instructional capacity in the State of Georgia are required by law to:

  • Hold at least an associate of arts degree, or
  • Have completed two years of college coursework (60 semester hours), or
  • Demonstrate through a state or local academic assessment that they are knowledgeable in reading, writing, and math and are capable of assisting in classroom instruction.

Please visit the GACE paraprofessional website for more information. 

What items can I bring to the test?

Please do not bring any items to the test except for a valid Government Issued Identification. See the Dalton State Test Takers page for a list of valid forms government ID.

All personal belongings and electronic devices will be locked in a secure locker for the duration of the exam. No food or drinks are permitted in the testing lab.

Where do I pay the exam fee?

Dalton State charges a $79.50 fee for the GACE Paraprofessional exam. This fee includes the cost of the exam and a proctoring fee.  Testing candidates will be prompted to pay this fee on the Dalton State exam registration page when scheduling this exam.

When is this exam offered?

The Dalton State Testing Center offers the GACE Paraprofessional exam during our most regular testing hours, by appointment only.
To schedule an appointment online, click here


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