Thousands of Georgia Teachers Fail Certification Test

Posted by on Nov 07, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Investigation finds hundreds of Georgia teachers failed.

Not only can the kids in Georgia not pass tests designed to judge their level of learning, but the teachers can’t pass their test either.

A Channel 2 Action News investigation found that more than 700 Georgia teachers repeatedly failed at least one portion of the certification test they are required to pass before receiving a teaching certificate.

Nearly 60 teachers failed the test more than 10 times and one teacher failed the test 18 times, but Channnel 2 investigative reporter Richard Belcher found that school systems hiring the teachers may not know.

The test is the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators or the GACE test.

The numbers are actually worse then that. In the five years that the test has been administered 12,445 failures have occurred.

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