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Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments

Assessment Requirements for Graduation & Certification 2017-2018

The Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) are a part of the Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators (MoSPE) Standard 2 – Design and Assessment. MEGA has three objectives in identifying the right educators, evincing knowledge of content, and demonstrating a positive impact on student growth. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will be implementing MEGA in stages beginning in 2013-2014 through 2015-2016. Students will be required to complete any new assessments that are implemented during the course of their certification program as required by DESE.

Starting with the FA-13 semester, all students beginning a certification program at any level – teacher, library media specialist, school counselor, or principal – will be required to complete the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP), a work style assessment. Students who are seeking teacher certification will complete the MEP in conjunction with EDUC 201 Professional Growth and Folio Development I. Graduate students applying for admission to the Master of Arts in Counseling, for elementary or secondary school counseling certification, or the Master of Educational Administration will complete the MEP as part of the admission process to the university.

The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) has replaced C-BASE as the general education examination for entry into the Teacher Education Program. Undergraduate degree-seeking students who are pursuing teacher certification will take MoGEA in the same semester as EDUC 201 Professional Growth and Folio Development I (second semester of the sophomore year or first semester of enrollment for students transferring with a class rank of junior or higher). For information on Missouri Baptist University’s passing scores for 2016-2017 see the following document: MoGEA Information 2017-2018.

The Missouri Content Assessments (MoCA) replaced the Praxis and SLS Series assessments in Missouri as the content area exams for all areas of certification beginning September 1, 2014.

***⇒ MoCA 20176-2018 for Website revised 2017-07-27 ⇐***

We have a limited number of vouchers available for Missouri Content Assessments during the 2016-2017 academic year. Eligibility is dependent on financial need as demonstrated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students who are not currently enrolled must still file a FAFSA for 2017-2018 to determine eligibility. Please attach your FAFSA confirmation page or first page of your 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (SAR) including the primary EFC information, which must be $1,200.00 or less. Fax completed Missouri Content Assessment Voucher forms to Kathleen Wendt at 314.744.7656.

  1. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.
  2. Students may receive only one voucher per assessment.
  3. Vouchers will cover part, but not all, of the registration fee.
  4. Priority will be given to those who must take multiple exams or exams with multiple subtests (cross-categorical disabilities, elementary education, secondary social science, unified science biology or chemistry, etc.).
  5. Vouchers are available only for area(s) in which you are seeking recommendation for initial certification. Vouchers are not available for area(s) which you are seeking to add via exam.
  6. 2017-2018 MoCA Voucher Fillable Request Form

Visit the MEGA website http://www.mo.nesinc.com/ for more information, to prepare for a test, or to register for the MEP, MoGEA, or MoCA.

The Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA), launched statewide in fall 2015 , is an evidence-based assessment designed for teacher candidates completing their student teaching experience. The Missouri Librarian Performance Assessment (MoLPA) is an evidence-based assessment designed for school librarians completing their clinical experience. Missouri School Counselor Performance Assessment (MoSCPA) is an evidence-based assessment designed for school counselors completing their clinical experience. The Missouri School Leader Performance Assessment (MoSLPA) is an evidence-based assessment designed for school leaders completing their clinical experience. For more information on the Missouri Performance Assessments visit http://mega.ets.org/.