What is the MoGEA and the Paraprofessional Test?

MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment)

Students seeking entry into a Missouri Educator Preparation program must pass the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). Alternatively, students can be accepted if they receive a composite score of 20 on the ACT. MoGEA serves as OTC’s Associate in Arts in Teaching’s (AAT) required assessment exam.

MoGEA is comprised of four subtests, each with passing scores determined by the institution. Students transferring to another institution should contact that institution to determine required scores for the program they transfer into. Below shows OTC’s AAT program required scores for MoGEA:

Test # Subject Minimum Passing Score
066 Reading Comprehension 183
067 Writing 167
068 Mathematics 180
069 Science and Social Science 188

See Missouri’s statewide passing scores: https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/statewide-passing-scores-missouri-programs

The Paraprofessional Assessment

Paraprofessionals are required to hold a substitute certificate, have 60 college hours OR have passed the Paraprofessional Assessment in order to work under the direct supervision of a certified teacher to provide instructional assistance. The Paraprofessional Assessment is required for individuals seeking to be employed as teaching assistants residing in Title I schools. The test measures competencies in English language arts and basic mathematics skills for practicing and prospective paraprofessionals.

MoGEA and Paraprofessional Hours and Location

OTC administer’s the MoGEA and Paraprofessional exams on the Springfield Campus in the Testing Services office. Our location is in the Information Commons East (ICE) 123A.

All MoGEA and Paraprofessional exams require a pre-registration process which takes place via web through MoGEA’s website. Once you register, pay and select a date and time you will receive a confirmation email from ITS Support support@testsys.com please bring this registration ticket with you on exam day along with the proper photo identification.

The Testing Services office at Ozarks Technical Community College conducts MoGEA and Paraprofessional testing Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. being the time you need to finish the exam). You must pre-register for this exam; We do not accept walk-ins.