MoGEA Practice Test

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The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) is a requirement for those seeking entrance into an educator preparation program in the state of Missouri.

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MoGEA Practice Tests by Subject

If you need some extra practice in a specific subject, click one of the subjects below to get started on a subject-specific MoGEA practice test.

MoGEA Exam Outline

The MoGEA test is split into four subtests. The fourth subtest is no longer a requirement for educator preparation program (EPP) admission, so you may elect to skip this subtest completely.

If you decide to take all four subtests together, you will have 4.5 hours of testing time to answer 119 multiple-choice questions and write one essay.

1. (066) Reading Comprehension and Interpretation

The Reading Comprehension and Interpretation subtest contains 39 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 75 minutes.

This subtest assesses three competencies:

  1. Identify the main idea and supporting details of a text written at a college reading level.
  2. Draw inferences and make credible interpretations of a text written at a college reading level.
  3. Use critical reasoning skills to evaluate a text written at a college reading level.

2. (067) Writing

The Writing subtest contains one constructed-response question and has a time limit of 1 hour.

For this subtest, you will be given a passage to read and you must write a coherent essay in response that shows your developmental, organizational, and stylistic writing skills.

3. (068) Mathematics

The Mathematics subtest contains 40 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 75 minutes. You will be provided with an on-screen four-function calculator as well as a page of necessary formulas.

This subtest assesses three competencies:

  1. Numbers and algebra
  2. Measurement and geometry
  3. Statistics and data analysis

4. (069) Science and Social Studies

The Science and Social Studies subtest is not required for program admission, so you may skip it altogether if you wish. It contains 40 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 1 hour.

This subtest assesses four competencies:

  1. Fundamental crosscutting scientific concepts
  2. Science inquiry and literacy
  3. Fundamental social studies concepts
  4. Social studies inquiry and literacy

exam outline for the MoGEA exam, which contains 119 multiple-choice questions and has a time limit of 4.5 hours

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MoGEA Exam Registration

When you register for the MoGEA test, you will need to choose whether to take the exam in-person at a testing center or remotely from home.

For the in-person test, you may choose to take all the subtests together, or you may choose to take the subtests individually. The fee for each subtest is $25, while the fee for taking all the subtests together is $59.

For the remote version of the test, each subtest is administered in its own session, so you must pay a fee of $25 for each subtest. You must also ensure that you have the necessary technology requirements before registering for remote proctoring:

  • A desktop to laptop (touch-screen devices are not allowed)
  • A single monitor (multiple monitors are not allowed)
  • A webcam and microphone

Test Day

The day of your exam will look slightly different depending on which test-taking method you chose during registration.

In-person Testing

You should arrive at the testing center at least 15 minutes before the scheduled exam time. Once you arrive, you will begin the check-in process, which involves checking your ID and potentially taking your photograph for security purposes.

Before you enter the testing room, you will be asked to leave all personal items inside a secure locker outside of the room. This includes items like your cell phone, calculators, notes, books, hats, bags, and food.

Before the exam begins, you will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Once the NDA has been signed, the exam will begin.

Remote Testing

You should sign in to your account 15-30 minutes before your scheduled exam time. Once you sign in, you will be asked to provide your ID and sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Once the NDA has been signed, the exam will begin.

Note that your exam may be stopped and/or revoked for any of the following reasons:

  • You leave the view of the webcam
  • You leave or begin walking around
  • Someone enters your room
  • You are seen using paper and a pen/pencil
  • You are seen accessing your cell phone without prior permission from the proctor
  • You move your webcam
  • You begin mumbling or speaking out loud

How the MoGEA Exam is Scored

Once you finish the exam, your scores are sent to whichever EPP you noted during registration and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Usually, your scores will be released 2-6 weeks after you take the exam.

The exam is scored on a range of 100-300 points, with a passing score being different depending on your EPP’s requirements.

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How to Study for the MoGEA Exam

How to Study Effectively

Your success on MoGEA test day depends not only on how many hours you put into preparing but also on whether you prepared the right way. It’s good to check along the way to see whether your studying is paying off. One of the most effective ways to do this is by taking MoGEA practice tests to evaluate your progress. Practice tests are useful because they show exactly where you need to improve. Every time you take a free MoGEA exam practice test, pay special attention to these three groups of questions:

  • The questions you got wrong
  • The ones you had to guess on, even if you guessed right
  • The ones you found difficult or slow to work through

This will show you exactly what your weak areas are and where you need to devote more study time. Ask yourself why each of these questions gave you trouble. Was it because you didn’t understand the material? Was it because you didn’t remember the vocabulary? Do you need more repetitions on this type of question to build speed and confidence? Dig into those questions and figure out how you can strengthen your weak areas as you go back to review the material.

Answer Explanations

Additionally, many MoGEA practice tests have a section explaining the answer choices. It can be tempting to read the explanation and think that you now have a good understanding of the concept. However, an explanation likely only covers part of the question’s broader context. Even if the explanation makes sense, go back and investigate every concept related to the question until you’re positive you have a thorough understanding.

Comprehend Each Topic

As you go along, keep in mind that the MoGEA practice test is just that: practice. Memorizing these questions and answers will not be very helpful on the actual test because it is unlikely to have any of the same exact questions. If you only know the right answers to the sample questions, you won’t be prepared for the real thing. Study the concepts until you understand them fully, and then you’ll be able to answer any question that shows up on the test.

Strategy for MoGEA Practice

When you’re ready to start taking practice tests, follow this strategy:

  • Remove Limitations. Take the first test with no time constraints and with your notes and MoGEA study guide handy. Take your time and focus on applying the strategies you’ve learned.
  • Time Yourself. Take the second practice test “open book” as well, but set a timer and practice pacing yourself to finish in time.
  • Simulate Test Day. Take any other practice tests as if it were test day. Set a timer and put away your study materials. Sit at a table or desk in a quiet room, imagine yourself at the testing center, and answer questions as quickly and accurately as possible.
  • Keep Practicing. Keep taking practice tests on a regular basis until you run out of practice tests or it’s time for the actual test. Your mind will be ready for the schedule and stress of test day, and you’ll be able to focus on recalling the material you’ve learned.



How many questions are on the MoGEA test?


If you take all four subtests, you will answer 119 multiple-choice questions and write one essay. If you skip the optional Science and Social Studies subtest, the number of multiple-choice questions is cut down to 79.


How long is the MoGEA test?


If you take all four subtests, the time limit is 4.5 hours.


What is a passing score for the MoGEA test?


There is no set passing score for this test. Every educator preparation program will decide its own set of passing scores.


How much does the MoGEA test cost?


If you are taking all four subtests together, the cost is $59. If you are taking each subtest separately, the cost for each subtest is $25.

By Eric Richter

Eric is the Product Development Manager responsible for developing and updating the Mometrix Teacher Certification and K-12 products. Eric has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s of education in Teaching ESOL.


by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: December 8, 2023