Missouri General Education Assesment (MoGEA)

I would like to know when these changes will be announced and what we need to do to prepare for these changes?

Memos were sent to the educator preparation programs for distribution to students, faculty/staff, and educator preparation leaders on January 15, 2013.  The CollegeBASE will not be administered as an entry assessment for teacher preparation after December 31, 2013.  There are four remaining dates when candidates can take the complete test and the individual subtests.  The remaining 2013 test dates are:  March 16-23, June 10-15, and July 29-August 3.  Candidates who need to pass one or more of the subtests will need to pass those on one of two remaining test dates:&n

Will the MoGEA resemble the CBASE in that it will require a minimum score?

MoGEA will resemble the CollegeBASE. The assessment will have subtests for English/language arts, writing, mathematics, science, and social science. The writing exercise will focus on a topic related to education.  There will be Missouri Qualifying Scores established for each of the subtests. The Missouri Qualifying Scores will be set by the Missouri State Board of Education.

What strategies will be used to achieve this important goal?

The Missouri Education Reform Plan outlines the critical strategies that will be used to become a top 10 performing state. This includes:

1) Expanding opportunities for quality voluntary early childhood education.

2) Developing a comprehensive system for the recruitment, preparation, selection, support and evaluation of effective educators.

3) Implementing higher and clearer academic and performance standards and a rigorous and internationally benchmarked assessment system.

4) Developing and using the longitudinal data system to improve instruction.

Why is this important?

The educational requirements for occupations are increasing, particularly for new and emerging occupations, high-technical, high-skilled, and high-wage jobs.  In addition, changes to the economy, job requirements and society now demand that every high school student graduate prepared to continue to postsecondary education and the workforce.