Pearson’s Evaluation Systems to Drive Innovation for Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Evaluation Systems of Pearson has been awarded the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE) contract Georgia’s state-approved educator certification assessment program. 
As part of the agreement, Evaluation Systems will work closely with the State of Georgia and Georgia educators to develop new innovations in test delivery and test development, driving further progress for educators in Georgia's public schools. 
“HB 538 (2023), the Georgia Early Literacy Act, requires GACE assessments to be aligned with the science of reading, measuring different levels of knowledge and application appropriate for the preparation field. We are very confident Evaluation Systems will do a stellar job in not only ensuring this alignment, but also utilizing customized test and program innovations and services,” commented Matt Arthur, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). 
Evaluation Systems is the leader in providing U.S. states with a wide variety of educator licensure and certification assessment services such as test development, administration, and scoring. Through collaboration with state education agencies and educator preparation programs, Evaluation Systems provides extensive support for prospective educators preparing to take their certification exams.  
‘’We’re honored to have been selected as the Commission’s partner of choice. Evaluation Systems looks forward to supporting Georgia in its mission to build the best prepared, best qualified, and most ethical educator workforce for Georgia,’’ explained Dr. E. Wyatt Gordon, SVP and Head of Evaluation Systems, Pearson VUE. 
The Professional Standards Commission was created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1991 to assume full responsibility for the preparation, certification, and professional conduct of certified personnel employed in public schools across Georgia. 

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