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How To Prepare For (And Pass) The MEGA

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Do you need to take a MEGA exam, but aren’t sure how to prepare for it? Wondering how hard it is to pass the exams or how much time you’ll need to spend studying? Looking for the best resources for studying and trying to understand how to use your study guide? You’re in the right place. This article will go over any questions you have about preparing for your MEGA exam.

In this article we’ll go over the following questions:

  • How hard is the MEGA?
  • How do you pass the test?
  • Where do you find resources to study for the test?
  • What are the best resources to use to study for the test?
  • Where do you find study guides for the test?
  • How do you use study guides to study for the test?
  • How do you study for the test?
  • When should you start studying?
  • How much should you study?

For additional questions about your MEGA exam, check out our MEGA information page and MEGA Study Guides.

How hard is the MEGA?

Many test-takers are surprised at how difficult a MEGA exam can be to pass, even after studying and taking college courses. Passing rates vary for each MEGA exam and change from year to year. For the Missouri Content Assessments, recent passing percentages range from 39% to 94% depending on the specific exam. MEGA exams are not easy, but with the right preparation and 240 Tutoring Study Guides, you can pass your exam with confidence.


How do you pass the MEGA?

When your test is scored, the raw score (how many questions you answered correctly) is converted into a scaled score (a standardized score ranging from 100 to 300.) Your scaled score will tell you whether or not you passed your MEGA exam.

For most MEGA exams, you’ll need a scaled score of at least 220 to pass. This includes the Paraprofessional exam and all of the Missouri Content Assessments. The Elementary Education Multi-Content exam includes four subtests, and you have to score at least 220 on each subtest.

There are two exceptions to the 220 passing score: the MoGEA and the MEP. Let’s take a look at each of these:

For the MoGEA, different Missouri educator preparation programs will have different minimum score requirements. Your program might have a passing score requirement of 220, but it could be higher or lower. Check with your specific program for its MoGEA score requirements. No matter what program you are applying to, all of them require you to pass each subtest within the MoGEA based on their passing standards.

For the Missouri Educator Profile, or MEP, there is no minimum score requirement. You don’t pass or fail the MEP. The MEP is an internet-based survey that assesses your personal work and teaching styles. The questions on the MEP do not have right or wrong answers. Because of this, there is not a passing score for the MEP.

Where do you find resources for the MEGA?

To find out what to expect on your MEGA exam, check out our MEGA information page and MEGA Study Guides. You can also visit the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) website for information on test policies, registration, and test dates.

What are the best resources to use for MEGA?

You’ve already found the best place to study for your MEGA exam! 240 Tutoring has study material, practice questions with explanations, helpful articles, and video guides that will help prepare you for the real exam. Our study guides also come with a pass guarantee. You can cancel at any time, so take a look at our MEGA Study Guides today.

Where do you find study guides for the MEGA?

240 Tutoring offers comprehensive study guides for the most common MEGA exams. While you can find other study guides on the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments website, our study guides also include practice questions, diagnostic tests, and practice exams to help you become as prepared as possible for the real exam.

How do you use study guides to study for the MEGA?

240 Tutoring Study Guides come with instructional material, flash cards, practice questions with explanations, diagnostic tests, and practice tests. Some study guides even come with videos. Once you’ve registered with 240 Tutoring, you’ll have access to the study guides you need. You can use the study guides however you’d like, but a good tip is to start with the diagnostic test to find your areas of weakness. Next, you’ll work through the instructional material, flashcards, and practice questions. After that, you can try the diagnostic test again to help identify specific areas that you might still need help with. When you’re ready, you can attempt the practice test three different times. The practice test is timed and is designed to be similar to the real exam, so it can give you a good idea of how you’ll do on the test.

How do you study for the MEGA?

How do you study for the MEGA

When you start studying for your MEGA exam, you’ll first want to create a timeline and schedule for yourself. Think about how often you’ll be able to study and set aside specific dates for studying. Next, head over to our MEGA Study Guide page to find the specific study guide for your MEGA exam. You can study the exam topics in any order, but it can be helpful to start with the topics you feel the least confident in. That way you’ll have plenty of time to improve in those areas. If you’re not sure what your areas of weakness are, try taking the diagnostic assessment to see what you’re struggling with. Once you feel confident in all areas of the test, you can try the practice test that’s included in your study guide. The practice exam is designed to be similar to the real exam. It’s even timed, so you’ll know how quickly you’ll need to work through each problem. Your score on the practice exam will give you a good idea of whether or not you should keep studying.

When should you start studying for the MEGA?

It’s never too early to start studying for your exam. Whether you’ve already registered for your exam or you’re just beginning to look into taking a MEGA exam, 240 Tutoring is a great place to start!

How much should you study for the MEGA?

Study time will vary for each individual person and for each exam. A good starting point is to decide how much time you will be able to study each week and then create a schedule that will allow you plenty of time to cover each topic. 240 Tutoring recommends studying enough to score at least 80% on the practice test at the end of your study guide. If you get less than 80% on the practice test, you may want to spend additional time studying.

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Dakota Greenfield-Dunn

Dakota is a first-grade teacher at a Texas public school. She loves helping fellow educators and students understand complicated material in a simplified but thorough manner. When she is not in the classroom, Dakota fills her time with photography, cooking, and laughing at the antics of her husband and one-year-old son.