MoGEA Reading Practice Test

Reading is an important aspect of any student’s learning journey. That’s why in Missouri, educators who want to teach reading must take and pass the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessment (MoGEA).

What’s on the test?

The MoGEA Reading Comprehension and Interpretation subtest contains three sections. Each section includes roughly one-third of the exam’s questions.

  1. Literacy Comprehension. This section asks candidates to exam college-level texts to identify main ideas and supporting details. Other topics include:
    • Assessing text for central ideas or themes
    • Identifying main ideas and themes of the text, including recognizing information, ideas, and details.
    • Analyzing text for the meaning of words and phrases by applying word structure, context, and syntax knowledge.
    • Understanding how word choice impacts meaning and tone.
    • Assessing the main and key supporting ideas in a summary or outline.
  2. Inference and Interpretation. Candidates will be tested on the ability to analyze college texts to draw inferences and make interpretations. Topics include:
    • Analyzing writing to determine a writer’s purpose
    • Understanding the tone, opinion, and point of view of the writer
    • Understanding how a writer can impact readers through word choice
    • Examining ideas on text to determine similarities and differences
    • Examining stated or implied text to draw conclusions.
  3. Critical Reasoning and Evaluation. Candidates must exam college text through critical-reasoning skills. Topics include:
    • Determining the difference between fact and opinion in text
    • Recognizing techniques writers use to connect with readers including emotion, logic, and ethics.
    • Analyzing a writer’s reasoning for strengths and weaknesses
    • Assessing text for credibility, accuracy, objectivity, and information bias.

How many questions are on the MoGEA Reading Comprehension and Interpretation subtest?

Candidates must complete 39 multiple-choice questions.

How much time do candidates have to finish this area of the test?

Candidates have 75 minutes to finish the reading subtest.

What is the fee to take the Reading subtest?

It cost $25 to take the subtest.

What is the exam’s passing score?

The education preparation program sets the subtest passing scores.  Candidates should check with their program.

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