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What is the MoGEA and the Paraprofessional Test?

Learn more about the MoGEA and the Paraprofessional Test


Beginning September 2013, candidates seeking entry into a Missouri Educator Preparation program must pass the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). MoGEA also serves as OTC Associate in Arts in Teaching’s (AAT) required assessment exam. This test replaced the College BASE (CBASE) assessment. The University of Missouri formerly administered this exam. However, November 2013 was the last month candidates could take the CBASE exam. If you did not pass all five subtests of the CBASE exam by this date, institutions now require you to take all five subtests of the MoGEA exam.

MoGEA composes itself of of five subtests:

  • English Language Arts – 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Mathematics – 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Science – 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Social Studies – 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Writing – 1 written assignment

The Paraprofessional Test

Beginning September 2013, candidates with fewer than 60 credit hours and seeking Paraprofessional certification to work in Special Education and/or Title I settings in Missouri must achieve a passing score on the Paraprofessional test. The test measures competencies in English language arts and basic mathematics skills for practicing and prospective paraprofessionals. The Paraprofessional test is replacing the ParaPro Assessment.

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