MEGA Testing

MEGA stands for Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments. The state of Missouri has changed from the C-BASE product to MEGA, which consists of Missouri Educator Profile (MEP), Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) and Paraprofessional testing. MoGEA testing is mandatory for acceptance into teacher education programs at 4-year colleges and universities, and mandatory for students in Crowder’s AAT program.

We offer the MoGEA and the Paraprofessional tests Monday through Friday in the Testing Center located in McDonald Hall, third floor, room 318, on the Neosho campus.

MEGA testing is not offered during the weeks of finals, one week before finals, first week of classes, and one week before classes begin. To see the Crowder College calendar click here.

Before Testing

  • Examinees must bring to the test center one piece of current, government-issued identification printed in English, in the name in which you registered, bearing your photograph and signature.
  • Pay proctoring fee for the exam. We accept cash, credit cards, or check.
  • All cell phones and electronic items must be turned off.
  • Cell phones, ID’s and locker keys are to be left with the test proctor.
  • All other personal items are to be locked into a locker provided by the testing center.
    1. Backpacks, bags, purses, wallets, etc.
    2. Cell phones, music devices, laptops, cameras, or any type of electronic items.
    3. Outerwear such as coats, sweaters, jackets, scarves, gloves, hats, etc.
    4. Hoodies or any clothing with a hood.
    5. Watches, noisy jewelry, etc.
  • Food or drinks must be left in the proctor’s office and are not allowed into the testing room.

During Testing

  • Ear plugs, pencils, and erasers are provided and these are available in the testing room.
  • Scratch paper will be provided by the test proctor.
  • No talking is allowed in the testing room.
  • Students will lose their testing privileges in the Testing Center if they are found cheating on a test and the incident will be reported to MEGA.

After Testing

  • All written and scratch work done during testing must be returned to the test proctor.
  • Paraprofessional examinees receive their score as soon as they complete the exam.

Paraprofessional Test

This test is an Internet-based test (IBT) of two hours consisting of 90 multiple-choice questions. Passing Score is 220.

Examinees need to register online at the link below and pay a $35 Paraprofessional testing fee. Crowder College requires a proctoring fee of $15 at the time of testing in the form of cash, credit cards, and/or checks.

To register and for more information about testing policies, fees, preparation materials and alternative testing arrangements click here.

For assistance during registration call MEGA testing customer service at 800.215.0904 or 413.256.2891

Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)

This assessment includes four subtests: Reading Comprehension and Interpretation, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, and Writing. Examinees must pass all four subtests.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has implemented a testing policy whereby:

Candidates have one opportunity to register to take all four subtests in one test session.

Candidates may register to take each subtest independently.

The MoGEA is a format Internet-based test (IBT) with multiple-choice questions and written assignment

  • Reading Comprehension and Interpretation: 39 multiple-choice questions, 75 minutes
  • Mathematics: 40 multiple-choice questions, 75 minutes, an on-screen 4-function calculator and a formulas page are provided
  • Science and Social Studies: 40 multiple-choice questions, 60 minutes
  • Writing: 1 written assignment, 60 minutes
  • All 4 subtests: 4 1/2 hours, plus a 15-minute break between subtests 2 and 3

Examinees need to register online at the link below and pay the testing fee of $49 for all four subtests, or $25 for a single subtest. Crowder College requires a proctoring fee of $15 for all four subtests as well as for each single subtest at the time of testing in the form of cash, credit cards, and/or checks. Currently enrolled Crowder College students pay only $5 for a single subtest.

To register and for more information about testing, policies, fees, formula page, preparation materials and alternative testing arrangements click here.