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GACE Expands Faculty Resources

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2/21/2007—The Georgia Professional Standards Commission has expanded its resources for teacher certification. The new resources, developed by National Evaluation Systems, a unit of Pearson Education, have been added to the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Web site.

According to National Evaluation Systems (NES), the new GACE Faculty Resources area is designed "to help teacher preparation program faculty members confirm that their curricula are aligned with state, national, and [PreK]-12 Georgia student standards and assist them in interpreting and analyzing teacher candidate test results."

NES is also the overall developer and manager of GACE, which assesses skills of prospective public school educators in Georgia.

"At the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, we are committed to placing highly qualified teachers into Georgia public school classrooms. To achieve this goal, we ask our state's prospective teachers to demonstrate that they possess the knowledge and skills necessary to best educate our students," said F.D. Toth, executive secretary, in a prepared statement. "Our collaboration with the outstanding team at NES has resulted in the important addition of Faculty Resources to the GACE Web site. These new resources provide the faculty of Georgia teacher preparation programs with a powerful tool for transforming the way they advise their students and counsel certification candidates."

According to NES, deans from Georgia colleges and universities are meeting with the Professional Standards Commission and NES staff to review the Faculty Resources and "discuss strategies for using them with faculty, program advisors and certification candidates."

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