MoGEA Test

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History

The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) was introduced in 2013 to replace the College BASE (CBASE) assessment as a qualification examination for candidates for enrollment in educator preparation programs in Missouri.[1][2]

Due to the newness of the exam, it does not appear that any statistical information about the MoGEA has been published yet. Numbers are not available regarding the number of candidates who have taken the examination, their average scores, or other related statistics.

Function of the Test

MoGEA Study Guide

The MoGEA is a qualification examination for candidates wishing to enroll in an educator preparation program in Missouri.[3] It may also be used by some programs as an exit assessment.[4] The purpose of the examination is to ensure that prospective educators demonstrate acceptable levels of mastery of the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, social studies, and writing. Only programs in Missouri appear to accept scores from this examination.

Test Administration

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The MoGEA is available year round at Pearson VUE test centers[2] in 31 Missourian cities.[5] The fee to take the full examination is $49, though candidates may take a single subtest for $25.[5]

The full MoGEA is an all-day computer-based examination. The total testing time is five and a half hours. Each of the MoGEA's five sections has a one-hour time limit, and there are two 15-minute breaks during the exam.[5]

Scores on the MoGEA are reported on specific dates approximately once per month. Candidates must wait about two to six weeks following the administration of the exam to receive a score report. The length of the wait depends on how close to a score reporting date the candidate took the exam.[5]

Candidates may only register for the full $49 examination one time. Candidates who fail one or more subtests must pay a $25 fee for each subtest they wish to retake.[5] However, candidates should keep in mind that individual educator preparation programs are free to set their own limits on the number of times a candidate may take the examination. for example, William Jewell College limits students to three test attempts.[6]

Candidates with disabilities who require special testing accommodations must mail or fax an Alternative Testing Arrangements Request Form for MoGEA IBT to Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments.[7]

Test Format

Test Structure

The MoGEA is a computer-based exam that contains 160 multiple choice questions, plus one written assignment. There are five subtests, and examiness must pass all five. They are: English Language Arts; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; and Writing. Combined, the time allotted to complete the test is five hours, plus two fifteen minute breaks.

Test Environment

Candidates for the MoGEA are expected to arrive at least fifteen minutes before the test is scheduled to begin. For admission, a government issued, photo identification must be provided, such as a driver's license. Tobacco, hats, food and drinks, electronics, documents, and other personal items are not allowed in the testing center. A locker will be provided to store all personal items.

Test Content

  • Sample English MoGEA Questions
  1. Identify the mispelled word in the following sentence: Rudy beleives you should focus on your children more than on your marriage, due to the complexities of young minds.
    A. beleives
    B. focus
    C. complexities
    D. marriage
  2. Choose the meaning of the underlined word in the following sentence: Saline is taking a philosophy class but finds most of the readings to be very obscure, so she has not benefited much from them.
    A. opinionated
    B. unclear
    C. offensive
    D. benign
  • Sample Mathematics MoGEA Questions
  1. A rectangular garden has a perimeter of 600 yards. If the length of the garden is 250 yards, what is the garden's width in yards?
    A. 25
    B. 50
    C. 175
    D. 350
  2. A regular deck of cards has 52 cards. What is the probability of drawing three aces in a row?
    A. 1 in 52
    B. 1 in 156
    C. 1 in 2000
    D. 1 in 5525
  • Sample Science Questions
  1. A normal human sperm must contain:
    A. An X chromosome
    B. A Y chromosome
    C. 23 chromosomes
    D. B and C
  2. All living organisms on Earth utilize:
    A. Oxygen
    B. Light
    C. Sexual reproduction
    D. A triplet genetic code
  3. What is the name of the structure that prevents food from entering the airway?
    A. trachea
    B. esophagus
    C. diaphragm
    D. epiglottis
  • Sample Social Studies MoGEA Questions
  1. How did Egypt's geographical features most contribute to the stability of ancient Egyptian culture?
    A. The Nile River regularly and predictably flooded, irrigating crops.
    B. The expanse of the Nile River prevented Egyptians from settling elsewhere.
    C. The Valley of the Kings divided Upper Egypt from Lower Egypt.
    D. The Mediterranean Sea enabled contact between Egyptians and other ancient peoples.
  2. Of the following, which statement about the US economy in the 1990s is correct?
    A. By the year 2000, the US economy was increasing at a rate of 5% a year.
    B. The rate of unemployment in America at this time dropped to 6%.
    C. The rates of productivity and of inflation in the US were about the same.
    D. The US stock market's total value had doubled in only six years.

More free MoGEA practice test questions.

Scoring

The MoGEA is divided into the following five sections:

Distribution of questions on the MoGEA[5]
Section # of Items Time limit
(minutes)
English Language Arts 40 60
Mathematics 40 60
Science 40 60
Social Studies 40 60
Writing 1 60
Total 160 Multiple Choice
1 Written
5 hours

Every section is scored separately, and candidates must pass each of the subtests in order to pass the MoGEA. In other words, a below-passing score on one section of the examination cannot be made up for by high scores on other sections.[5]

Scores on the multiple choice sections of the exam are reported on a scale from 100 to 300.[8] Some sources report that the writing section of the exam is scored on a rubric ranging from 1 to 4;[9] others report that it is scored on a scale from 100 to 300 like the multiple-choice sections.[10].

Passing scores for the MoGEA are set by each individual educator preparation program in Missouri.[5][10] Each program determines a separate passing score for every subtest—for example, 186 in English, 183 in Mathematics, etc.[10]

Score reports include not only the subtest scores, but also competency-level information which reveals the candidate's specific strengths and weaknesses within each subject.[8]

Answers to Sample Questions

English: 1;A 2;B Mathematics: 1;B 2;D Science: 1;C 2;D 3;D Social Studies: 1;A 2;C

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References

  1. ^ Ozarks Technical Community College - What is the MoGEA and Paraprofessional Test? January 27 2016
  2. ^ a b Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education - Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) January 27 2015
  3. ^ Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments - What Tests Do I Need to Take? January 27 2015
  4. ^ Ozarks Technical Community College - Graduation Exit Assessment Registration January 27 2015
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments - Missouri General Education assessment (MoGEA) (001-005) January 27 2015
  6. ^ William Jewell College - Missouri General Education Assessment January 27 2015
  7. ^ Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments January 27 2015
  8. ^ a b Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments - How to Read your Missouri General Education Assessment Score Report January 27 2015
  9. ^ Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments - MoGEA Writing Subtest Sample Constructed-Response Assignment January 27 2015
  10. ^ a b c Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Program Selected Scores for 2013-14 January 27 2015