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Gace Outline


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  • 1. Nisa Peek [email_address]
  • 2.
    • How many questions are on the GACE test?
      • 60 Questions
    • How long do we have to take the GACE test?
      • Computer Skills Competency Test = up to 2 hours
    • What is the format of the GACE test?
      • Multiple Choice questions: 4 choices
    • Any penalty for guessing?
      • No
    • Questions come from test bank?
      • Yes
  • 3.
    • What will be covered on the test?
      • The areas of content assessed and the approximate number of questions in each content area are shown in the table below:
    Subareas Approximate Number of Questions Basic Operations, Concepts, and Issues Related to Computer-Based Technology and Electronic Communication 22 Using Technology-Based Productivity Tools 23 Integrating Technology into the Classroom 15 Total 60
  • 4.
    • Is there a tutorial?
      • Yes, there is a tutorial you can take before taking the actual GACE test. Be sure to take the tutorial before you start the test.
    • Once I have answered a question, or left one blank, can I go back to change the answer?
      • Yes.
    • When will I get the results?
      • You will get the GACE results within minutes.
      • You will print out copies of your certificate to take with you.
  • 5.
    • What is a passing score?
      • You must achieve a scale score of 220 to pass.
      • Scores range from 100 to 300
      • This amounts to 36 out of 60 questions, or 60% of the questions correct
    • Do all questions have the same weight?
      • Yes.
  • 6.
    • How much does the test cost?
      • $35.00
    • How can I pay for the test?
      • Bring a VISA or MasterCard (NOT American Express or Discover) credit card or debit card with you to the GACE test. You will be paying online. No cash or checks will be accepted. If your debit card requires a PIN, it will not be accepted.
    • What else must I bring to the test?
      • Bring two forms of ID. One must be a driver’s license or military ID (Picture ID), and another form of ID that has your signature.
  • 7.
    • What things are not allowed during the GACE test?
      • Cell phones (possession or use of)
      • Electronic devices and media, such as PDAs, pagers, computers, audiotapes, CDs, photographic or recording devices, removable storage devices, calculator watches, clocks or watches with alarms, spellcheckers, etc.
      • Calculators and calculator manuals
      • Handwritten or printed materials, such as dictionaries, notebooks, scratch paper, textbooks, etc.
      • Packages and totes of any kind, such as backpacks, briefcases, etc.
      • Food and drink, except water in approved containers
      • Unauthorized aids, such as slide rules, rulers, translation aids, highlighters, etc.
      • Smoking and the use of all tobacco products
      • Visitors, including relatives, children, and friends
      • Weapons of any kind
  • 8.
    • What CAN I bring to the test?
      • A pencil or pen
        • Note: Any notes you take during the test will be collected and shredded.
  • 9.
    • Go to the KSU Website:
      • http:// /
      • Click on GACE Sample Questions
      • Use paper and pencil
      • Allow 15 minutes for 15 questions
  • 10.
    • Class Timer
  • 11.
  • 12.
    • Demonstrating knowledge of characteristics, uses, and maintenance and care of hardware, software, peripheral devices, and removable media
    • Identifying properties of operating systems
    • Recognizing terminology and concepts related to computers and technology
    • Demonstrating knowledge of basic computing procedures (e.g., startup and shutdown, login and logout)
  • 13.
    • Demonstrating knowledge of file management (e.g., opening, closing, copying, saving, and naming files)
    • Demonstrating knowledge of navigating between drives and applications (e.g., removable media, hard drive, network drive, application software)
    • Applying basic troubleshooting procedures for identifying and solving hardware and software problems
    • Using appropriate terminology to articulate problems related to hardware, software, and connectivity
  • 14.
    • Demonstrating knowledge of acceptable use policies (AUP) for school technology resources
    • Demonstrating knowledge of privacy issues related to electronic communication with students, parents/guardians, and other school personnel
    • Demonstrating knowledge of appropriate laws, rules, and policies related to the use of
    • Computer-based technology (e.g., intellectual property rights, copyright, software piracy, citing electronic sources, fair use)
    • Demonstrating knowledge of strategies for protecting computers from viruses and malicious damage by users
  • 15.
    • Demonstrating knowledge of methods for protecting students from inappropriate information and interactions associated with the use of technology
    • Recognizing characteristics and functions of electronic communication tools (e.g., e-mail, mailing lists, chat rooms, instant messaging, Weblogs)
    • Demonstrating knowledge of how to use an e-mail system's address book, organize and archive e-mail messages, and when and how to use attachments in e-mail
    • Demonstrating familiarity with appropriate online etiquette when communicating electronically
    • Demonstrating the ability to use a Web browser
  • 16.
    • Demonstrating knowledge of terminology related to the Internet (e.g., URLs)
    • Demonstrating knowledge of methods and strategies for Using the Internet as an effective research tool (e.g., Using appropriate search tools)
    • Demonstrating knowledge of how to evaluate a Web site and its content for authenticity, reliability, quality, bias, and point of view
  • 17.
    • Applying methods for editing text
    • Applying methods for Formatting text and paragraphs
    • Applying methods for organizing text (e.g., tables, bulleted and numbered lists)
    • Demonstrating knowledge of creating and working with columns, headers and footers, and other page layout features
    • Applying knowledge of procedures for saving files in multiple formats for a variety of uses
  • 18.
    • Demonstrating knowledge of viewing and printing features
    • Applying knowledge of procedures for inserting graphics, spreadsheets, and hyperlinks into documents
    • Applying design principles for creating presentations for a variety of audiences
    • Demonstrating knowledge of the use of templates to create presentations
    • Demonstrating knowledge of procedures for inserting and resizing objects from other applications (e.g., tables from word processing documents; charts from spreadsheets; sound, video, and pictures)
  • 19.
    • Demonstrating knowledge of procedures for inserting, editing, and Formatting text
    • Demonstrating knowledge of design principles, methods for Formatting, and procedures for adding animations and transition effects
    • Demonstrating knowledge of methods for organizing a presentation identifying properties and uses of electronic spreadsheets
    • Demonstrating knowledge of working with cell contents (e.g., cut, copy, paste) and
  • 20.
    • Formatting cells, rows, and columns
    • Applying methods for filtering and sorting data
    • Using formulas to perform calculations
    • Applying methods for creating, Formatting, modifying, and positioning diagrams and charts
  • 21.
    • Applying methods for modifying rows and columns (e.g., inserting, deleting, adjusting height and width) and freezing columns or rows
    • Demonstrating knowledge of methods for page setup and printing (e.g., adding headers and footers, showing grids when printing)
    • Demonstrating knowledge of concepts, properties, and uses of databases (e.g., grade books, attendance tracking, student information system)
  • 22.
    • Identifying appropriate and relevant technologies (e.g., hardware, software, and peripheral devices) to meet specific curricular objectives
    • Applying methods and strategies to manage student learning (e.g., rotation strategies, classroom arrangements) and monitor the completion of students' computer-based tasks
    • Applying effective management strategies that ensure maximum and equitable access to and use of technologies for all students
    • Demonstrating knowledge of the effective use of software applications to address content standards
    • Recognizing characteristics and features of a variety of technologies for students with special needs (e.g., voice recognition software, touch screen, expanded keyboard)
  • 23.
    • Demonstrating knowledge of appropriate technologies and software genres that meet individual learning styles and needs
    • Recognizing and evaluating research-based best practices related to the effective use of technology in instruction
    • Identifying effective applications of interdisciplinary technology-enhanced lessons and projects for a variety of classroom settings and learning styles
    • Identifying effective applications of technology-enhanced instructional units that require students to analyze, interpret, synthesize, and make predictions based on data and textual information
    • Demonstrating knowledge of how to introduce technology into a technology-enhanced lesson (e.g., pre-lesson activities that establish how to use the technology )
  • 24.
    • Applying methods and strategies for assessing student performance on technology based projects
    • Demonstrating knowledge in the use of electronic communication tools for effective collaboration (e.g., instant messaging, wikis, podcasts)
    • Demonstrating knowledge of how to incorporate Internet resources (e.g., collaborative projects, virtual tours) into instructional units
    • Demonstrating knowledge of methods and strategies for extending learning beyond the classroom (e.g., distance learning, video conferencing )