What is the MoGEA and Paraprofessional

What is the MoGEA and Paraprofessional Test?

Beginning September 2013, candidates seeking entry into a Missouri Educator Preparation program must pass the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA). The MoGEA also serves as the required exit assessment for OTC Associate in Arts in Teaching (AAT) graduates. The MoGEA replaced the College BASE (CBASE) assessment that was administered by the University of Missouri (November 2013 was the last month candidates could take the CBASE exam). If you did not pass all five subtests of the CBASE exam you are now required to take all five subtests of the MoGEA exam.

This assessment is composed 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


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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