Scoring the MoGEA
The Missouri General Education Assessment will test your knowledge in five major academic subject areas across four separate subtests:
- Reading Comprehension & Interpretation (Test Code 066) - 39 multiple choice questions
- Writing (067) - 1 constructed response essay
- Mathematics (068) - 40 multiple choice questions
- Science and Social Studies (069) - 40 multiple choice questions
MoGEA Score Report
After you finish all four MoGEA subtests, your scores will be released to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as well as any Educator's Preparation Programs that you noted when you registered. The MoGEA score reports are released according to a schedule that you can access on the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments official website, at mo.nesinc.com. Generally speaking, if you complete your MoGEA on a specific date, you may expect your scores to be released within 2-6 weeks.
Multiple Choice Scoring
When viewing your score report for the Reading, Math or Science/Social Studies subtests, your answers will be scaled to a score range of 100 to 300 points. You'll see how many of your answers were actually scorable (the MoGEA may include unscored questions that are for evaluation purposes only) and your performance in each subject competency will be shown as a bar graph. This graph will show you how well you did relative to state benchmark scores.
Constructed Response Scoring
Your score report for your constructed response will also scale your score to a range of 100 to 300 points. It contains feedback on your writing strengths and weaknesses, as well as a numerical writing score, as follows:
|4||Strong writing skills|
|3||Average writing skills|
|2||Limited writing skills|
|1||Weak writing skills|
|U||Response was unrelated to the assignment or otherwise unable to be scored|
|B||Response was blank|
Passing the MoGEA
Passing cut scores for the MoGEA are determined by your Educator's Prep Program and may change from year to year. For example purposes, here is a selection of cut scores for five different colleges and universities (2016-2017). This is only meant to give you a general idea of what you'll need to score to pass, so be sure to check with your school for its exact MoGEA requirements.
|Central Methodist University||220||193||220||220|
|Missouri State University||186||167||183||183|
|Missouri University of Science & Technology||220||220||220||220|
|Ozarks Technical College||183||167||180||188|
Note that you must pass all four subtests in order to pass the MoGEA.
Retaking the MoGEA
If you did not pass a subtest, you may retake it. You may retake the entire test in one sitting, or retake them individually; note that you may choose the one sitting option only once, so if you have already done this, you will have to register for each retake independently. In any case, you can register for your retakes the same way you registered for the test as before, but you'll have to wait at least 30 days before taking the test again.
What may seem like a setback can become an advantage when you use that time to strengthen your skills in that subject area. If you need extra help in one or all of the MoGEA subject areas, Study.com features prep and practice courses that you can use to get a complete review of the test or focus on your weakest points.