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GACE? Study Companion
Health and Physical Education Assessment
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Last Updated: June 2018
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Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators are administered under the authority
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discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in the
administration of the testing program or the provision of related services.
Table of Contents
About the Assessment ............................................................................................................... 4
Content Specifications............................................................................................................ 5
Test I Subareas ...................................................................................................................... 6
Test I Objectives..................................................................................................................... 6
Subarea I: Mental and Emotional Health/Professional Issues ............................................. 6
Subarea II: Personal Health and Wellness, Sexual Health, and Nutrition ............................ 7
Subarea III: Safety and Injury Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs............. 8
Test II Subareas ....................................................................................................................10
Test II Objectives...................................................................................................................10
Subarea I: Basic Sciences of Physical Education...............................................................10
Subarea II: Motor Learning and Motor Development ..........................................................11
Subarea III: Sports, Activities, and Fitness .........................................................................11
Subarea IV: Instructional Principles and Professionalism in Physical Education ................12
Practice Questions ....................................................................................................................14
Answer Key and Rationales ......................................................................................................35
Preparation Resources .............................................................................................................55
Guide to Taking a GACE Computer-delivered Assessment ...................................................55
Reducing Test Anxiety...........................................................................................................55
Study Tips: Preparing for a GACE Assessment .....................................................................55
Journals .................................................................................................................................55
Other Resources ...................................................................................................................55
Online Resources ..................................................................................................................56
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About the Assessment
Assessment Name Health and Physical Education
Grade Level P-12
Test Code Test I: 115
Test II: 116
Combined Test I and Test II: 615
Testing Time Test I: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Test II: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Combined Test I and Test II: 4 hours and
20 minutes
Test Duration Test I: 2.5 hours
Test II: 2.5 hours
Combined Test I and Test II: 5 hours
Test Format Computer delivered
Number of Selected-response Questions Test I: 100
Test II: 100
Combined Test I and Test II: 200
Question Format The test consists of a variety of short-answer
questions such as selected-response
questions, where you select one answer
choice or multiple answer choices (depending
on what the question asks for), questions
where you enter your answer in a text box,
and other types of questions. You can review
the possible question types in the Guide to
Taking a GACE Computer-delivered Test.
Number of Constructed-response Questions Test I: 0
Test II: 0
Combined Test I and Test II: 0
The GACE Health and Physical Education assessment is designed to measure the professional
knowledge of prospective teachers of Health and Physical Education in the state of Georgia.
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was
published in May 2013 with revisions to the criteria for the diagnosis and classifications of
mental disorders. In the interest of fairness, and to allow time for educator preparation programs
to integrate such changes into their curricula, test materials for this assessment will continue to
reference the terminology, criteria, and classifications referred to in the fourth edition of the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) until further notice.
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This assessment includes two tests. You may take either test individually or the full assessment
in a single session. The testing time is the amount of time you will have to answer the questions
on the test. Test duration includes time for tutorials and directional screens that may be included
in the test. The questions in this assessment assess both basic knowledge across content areas
and the ability to apply principles.
The total number of questions that are scored is typically smaller than the total number of
questions on the test. Most tests that contain selected-response questions also include
embedded pretest questions, which are not used in calculating your score. By including pretest
questions in the assessment, ETS is able to analyze actual test-taker performance on proposed
new questions and determine whether they should be included in future versions of the test.
Content Specifications
Each test in this assessment is organized into content subareas. Each subarea is further
defined by a set of objectives and their knowledge statements.
? The objectives broadly define what an entry-level educator in this field in Georgia public
schools should know and be able to do.
? The knowledge statements describe in greater detail the knowledge and skills eligible for
testing.
? Some tests also include content material at the evidence level. This content serves as
descriptors of what each knowledge statement encompasses.
See a breakdown of the subareas and objectives for the tests in this assessment on the
following pages.
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Test I Subareas
Approx. Percentage
Subarea of Test
I. Mental and Emotional Health/Professional Issues 25%
II. Personal Health and Wellness, Sexual Health, and Nutrition 40%
III. Safety and Injury Prevention, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and 35%
Other Drugs
Test I Objectives
Subarea I: Mental and Emotional Health/Professional Issues
Objective 1: Understands the issues related to mental and emotional health
The beginning Health and Physical Education teacher:
A. Understands psychosocial development/emotional well-being
B. Knows the causes/consequences of mental/emotional health issues
C. Knows the consequences of risk-taking behaviors
D. Understands stress management skills
E. Knows how to identify factors that promote positive self-concept and self-esteem
F. Understands factors affecting healthy and unhealthy relationships
G. Understands strategies for coping with changes in families
H. Understands the concepts of interpersonal communication
I. Understands skills promoting healthy interactions
J. Understands the functions of various types of interpersonal relationships
K. Understands group dynamics
L. Knows the social/cultural influences on communication
M. Understands factors affecting decisions about dating
N. Understands the causes of conflict among youth
O. Knows the signs, symptoms, causes, and effects of self-destructive behavior
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