Teacher Education Testing
The State of Missouri and Missouri Western require that
teacher education students complete the following tests
with a satisfactory score:
The MoGEA (Missouri General Education Assessment) is an exam that measures basic
skills and knowledge in the following areas: English,
Writing, Science, Math and Social Studies. A "pass" score
on this test will be announced in November 2013. Each of the
sections must be "passed" in order to have the MoGEA
A person who does not pass all five parts of the MoGEA
does not need to repeat the entire test on the next testing---just
those sections with a low score. All five parts
of the MoGEA must be passed within a two year period.
Additionally, each person will only get 5 attempts to pass. All the subtests must be passed in two years with 5 attempts.
Pre-registration for the MoGEA is required. Click on the link above to
the MWSU Testing Office.
At the time of testing you will be able to see preliminary scores for all subtests except Writing. The Writing will be scored
by hand and results available at a later date.
The MEP (Missouri Educator Profile) is a work skills assessment. The results are posted immediately when the test is finished and
must be printed and a copy given to your Department Advisor. The results match your work skills to a successful educator.
The results suggest ways to improve your skills to make you a better teacher. This evaluation is an important step in deciding if
teaching is appropriate for you. The MEP must be taken prior to admission to the Education Department and again prior to
student teaching. This assessment will be taken twice.
The ACT is a national placement test. The "residual
ACT" is the same as the national ACT, except the "residual
ACT" score can only be used at MWSU. The "residual ACT" CAN NOT transfer
to another school.
The score on the ACT residual will be available to the
student within three days of the completion of the
test. Scores on the national ACT will be available
several weeks after the testing.
The PRAXIS II will be replaced with another Content Area Assessment in March of 2014.
Completion with a satisfactory score of the PRAXIS II
in the student's major is required for teacher certification
in the State of Missouri and is a pre-requisite for entry
into Phase IV of the Missouri Western teacher education program,
i.e. Student Teaching.
The PRAXIS II will be given until August 31, 2014.
Information about the exam will be distributed
during the semester that the student is enrolled in Phase
III or Experience in Teaching.
Each major will take a different test and
will have a different pass score.
MoPTA (Missouri Pre-service Teacher Assessment) are designed for students to recognize appropriate professional practice at entry and demonstrate appropriate practice during student teaching. The entry assessment will be taken before the student can formally enter the Education Department starting in the Fall of 2014. The exit assessment is a 4 task performance assessment completed during student teaching. This assessment begins in the Fall of 2014
For information about testing dates
and costs contact the MWSU Testing Center.