MEGA (Assessments)

Pearson MEGA Technical Manual

Assessments for Teacher Education & Certification in MO

The following links provide information regarding Missouri's required assessments for all candidates enrolled in a Missouri educator preparation program, as well as educators applying for additional areas of certification.

  • The Paraprofessional Assessment is for individuals seeking to be employed as teaching assistants residing in Title I schools.

  • Missouri Content Assessment​ 

  • Content Assessments - Areas of Certification

  • Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)

  • Missouri Performance Assessments will be scored at the educator preparation level. The Office of Educator Quality – Educator Preparation in collaboration with the Missouri Educator Evaluation System/Annual Performance Report (MEES/APR) Workgroup, School Counselor Workgroup, Missouri Professors of Education Administration (MPEA) Workgroup, and the School Librarian Workgroup have identified passing scores for the following performance assessments for the 2021-22 academic year. 

    MEES for Teacher Candidates – Combined Summative Score (US + CT) of 42 points*
    MEES for School Counselor Candidates – Combined Summative Score (US + Site Supervisor) of 25 points*
    MEES for School Librarian Candidates – Combined Summative Score (US + Site Supervisor) of 28 points*
    MPEA School Leaders Performance Assessment – 10 points*

    Candidates must meet or exceed the minimum passing score in order to be recommended for certification.  

    * Passing scores are only valid for the 2021-2022 academic year.  

DESE receives all official score reports directly from the testing company. You may verify the schedule of Score Report Dates at the following website: Score Reporting Dates