MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment)

What is the MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment)

The MoGEA assessment measures student's current knowledge in the following 5 areas:  English, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.  Students must earn a passing score on all 5 sub-tests on the MoGEA.  Passing scores for the first two years  will vary by institution in Missouri.  For a list of passing scores for all institutions in Missouri, please visit the MACTE website.  Passing scores for Missouri State students have been set at:

Sub-Test Passing Score
English 186
Writing 167
Mathematics 183
Science 183
Social Studies 183

This test is required for all BSED and BME students.  This test is NOT required for post-bac, teacher certification students, or students pursuing initial certification through a graduate program (MAT, SEACT, VIP, Counseling, Administration).  All 5 areas must be passed in order for a student to be admitted to the Teacher Education program. 

How are the qualifying scores (cut scores) set?

Currently each institution has set their own qualifying scores for the MoGEA based in part on the performance of the first group of students who completed this assessment.  In June 2015, the State Board of Education will establish state-wide qualifying scores for each subtest to become effective July 1, 2015.  Each institution will continue to set and maintain their own qualifying scores for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.  Once students have "met" the qualifying scores at the institution level, this requirement will be met even if their scores are lower than the established state scores in June 2015.  Individuals who take the test after July 1, 2015 will need to meet the established state qualifying scores.

What if I took the C-Base Exam?

Students who passed all sections of the C-Base with a 265 or higher can use those scores to be admitted to Teacher Education and will not need to take the MoGEA.  Students with deficiencies other than C-Base have until December 31, 2016 to use the C-Base for admission.  After that date, C-Base scores will expire.   Students who did not pass all sections of C-Base with at least a 265 will need to take all 5 sections of the MoGEA per DESE rule.  Missouri State is unable to combine passed sections of the C-Base and MoGEA for admission to Teacher Education.  Once a student meets all criteria and is admitted to Teacher Education whether it's with the C-Base or MoGEA, that admission will not expire.  

When would I take the MoGEA?

Students need to attempt the MoGEA assessment prior to or during the following courses (varies by program).  Please see your academic advisor for details regarding timing of the MoGEA assessment.

  • AGE318 - Agriculture Education Majors
  • ELE302 - Early Childhood and Elementary Education majors must attempt the MoGEA assessment prior to enrollment
  • KIN200 - Physical Education majors
  • MUS200 - All Music Education Majors
  • SEC302 - All Secondary (9-12) and Middle School (5-9) programs
  • SPE310 - Special Education majors must attempt the MoGEA assessment prior to enrollment

More Resources and Information for the MoGEA Assessment

Detailed Information on the MoGEA assessment can be found on the following websites:

Kahn Academy lessons to prepare for the MoGEA

Counseling and Testing Center

  • Test Dates, times and locations
  • What to bring and not bring to the exam

DESE - MoGEA Website

  • Test Preparation materials including study guides, sample test questions and test frameworks
  • Information on special testing accommodations
  • Registration for the test
  • View your test results and download your score report (approx. 3 weeks after testing)

MoMetrix Website

  • Test Preparation, practice tests and overall test preparation materials