MoGEA Science and Social Studies Practice Test

Educators who want to teach reading, math, science and social studies, and writing in Missouri schools must take a pass a challenging assessment. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education administers the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessment (MoGEA). The exam, administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, contains the four subtests noted above. This overview focuses on the Science and Social Studies subtest, and the topics aspiring teachers must master. What’s on the test? What are the best study materials you can get? This guide has the answers.

Do candidates have to pass all four sections of the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessment to pass the test?

Yes, Candidates must pass all four sections of the exam.

How many questions are on the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessment Science and Social Studies subtest?

There are 40 questions on the Science and Social Studies subtest.

What’s the test time for this subtest?

Candidates have 60 minutes to finish the Science and Social Studies subtest.

When can I take the exam?

Candidates can take the test at lots of different times since the exam is available year-round. Test-takers can check exam availability during test registration.

Where can I take the test?

Candidates can take the exam at test centers in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has hired a third-party vendor to deliver the test to students. Test-takers can do an online search to locate the test center nearest to them.

How much is the science and social studies subtest fee?

Candidates pay a $25 test fee.

When will my test scores be available?

Scores will be available roughly two to six weeks after candidates take the exam.

What’s on the test?

The MoGEA Science and Social Studies subtest includes four categories. Each category contains 25 percent of the exam questions.

  • Fundamental Scientific Concepts. This section examines life, physical, and Earth sciences in the areas of:
    • Patterns and concepts of structure
    • Scale, proportion, and quantity
    • Energy and matter
    • Systems and systems models
  • Science Inquiry and Literacy Skills. Topics include:
    • Scientific inquiry, formulating a hypothesis, and conducting investigations
    • Scientific theory and law and the differences between the two
    • Terminology used in undergraduate science texts
    • Science ideas in textbooks and popular media
    • Science, technology, and societal relationships
  • Fundamental Social Studies Concepts. Topics include:
    • Conflict and revolution in history
    • Geography concepts, including location, region, and movement
    • Economics and Government, including constitutional democracy
  • Social Studies Inquiry and Literacy Skills. Topics include:
    • Social studies research in posing questions, hypothesis formulation, and challenging claims
    • Reference, primary and secondary, and technological sources in social studies
    • Social studies documents and the ability to understand fact from opinion, bias recognition, and assumptions.

Should I arrive at the test center early?

Yes, candidates should arrive at least 15 minutes early.

What identification will I need to show at the test center?

Candidates must show a valid piece of government-issued ID, like a driver’s license or passport.

Can I bring personal items into the test room?

No. There’s a long list of banned items, mobile phones, electronic devices, calculators, and certain items of clothing. You can see the entire list in your exam materials.

What is the exam’s passing score?

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

What study materials will help me best prepare for the exam?

The study guide and flashcards from Mometrix are excellent tools to help you prepare for the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessment. Our study guide includes tips on tackling questions that tend to trip up test-takers and shows you how to look for clues that can provide the right or wrong answer. Our flashcards are a quick study tool that lets you study no matter where you. Even if you just have a few minutes, the flashcards will help you study via repetition, an extremely valuable form of learning. These are the study tools that you need to prepare.


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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: April 11, 2019