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New Version of MoGEA: Beginning August 31, 2015

A new version of MoGEA will be administered beginning August 31, 2015. Registration for the new MoGEA is now open.

Due to this upcoming change, you may only schedule appointments for the current MoGEA subtests for a date that is before August 30, 2015.

Want to take the current version of MoGEA?

If you would like to take the current version of MoGEA, you must register and schedule an appointment by August 27, 2015. However, you are advised to schedule well before that date, because appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and all testing slots may be filled by other examinees if you wait.

Want to take the new version of MoGEA?

If you would like to take the new version of MoGEA, you may register now and schedule your appointment for after August 30, 2015. As explained below, score reports for the new MoGEA will be delayed until December 18, 2015.

For the 2015–2016 academic year, the Educator Preparation Programs will set their own qualifying scores based on the MoGEA scoring scale. The State Board of Education will establish the MoGEA scoring scale and statewide qualifying score in December 2015. This qualifying score will become effective as of August 29, 2016.

Already scheduled your appointment?

If you have scheduled a test appointment for before August 30, 2015, you will get the current version of MoGEA. If you cancel your test appointment and wait until June 10, 2015, or later to schedule your test for a date later than August 30, 2015, you will take the new version of MoGEA.

If you have already scheduled a test appointment on or after August 31, 2015, you will be contacted and asked to either cancel the appointment and reschedule for a date prior to August 30, 2015 (your test will be the current version of MoGEA) or wait until June 10, 2015, and reschedule your appointment for the new version of MoGEA (for August 31, 2015 or later).

How are the two versions of MoGEA different?

The most noticeable change is that the new MoGEA has four subtests, instead of the five subtests that make up the current MoGEA. See the table below.

Current MoGEA
(through August 29, 2015)
New MoGEA
(beginning August 31, 2015)
001: English Language Arts 066: Reading Comprehension and Interpretation
002: Writing 067: Writing
003: Mathematics 068: Mathematics
004: Science 069: Science and Social Studies
005: Social Studies

One other difference is that the time allotted for completing each of the Reading and Mathematics subtests has been changed from 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.

In addition, the content covered by the MoGEA subtests has been modified for all subject areas except Writing. The test frameworks for the new MoGEA will be available when registration opens on June 10, 2015. As was the case with the current MoGEA, the test frameworks and all test items have been reviewed and approved by Missouri educators.

For more information, review a comparison of the original (effective until August 29, 2015) and revised (effective August 31, 2015) MoGEA.

When will score reports be available for the new MoGEA?

Educator Preparation Programs will continue to set their own passing scores for MoGEA for the 2015–2016 academic year. However, as explained above, the Missouri State Board of Education will establish the MoGEA scoring scale at its November 30/December 1, 2015, meeting. Score reports will be issued on December 18, 2015. If you take the MoGEA between August 31 and November 22, your scores will NOT be available until December 18, 2015.

What if I have already passed some of the current MoGEA subtests?

You will be given credit for passing the current MoGEA subtests according to the rules below. Because the MoGEA qualifying scores are currently determined by each Educator Preparation Program, you must check with each program regarding your current pass/fail status.

  • If you have already passed the current MoGEA English Language Arts subtest, you will not have to pass the new MoGEA Reading Comprehension and Interpretation subtest.
  • If you have already passed the current MoGEA Writing subtest, you will not have to pass the new MoGEA Writing subtest.
  • If you have already passed the current MoGEA Mathematics subtest, you will not have to pass the new MoGEA Mathematics subtest.
  • If you have already passed BOTH the current MoGEA Science subtest AND the current MoGEA Social Studies subtest, you will not have to pass the new MoGEA Science and Social Studies subtest. However, if you have failed either of the current subtests, you will need to pass the new subtest.