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MEGA Passing Scores - What You Need To Know

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Preparing for your MEGA exam and wondering what score you need to pass? Concerned about how difficult it might be to pass a MEGA exam? Maybe you already took your exam and are wondering how to interpret your score report or how long you need to wait before retaking your exam. If you have a question about MEGA test scores, you’re in the right place.

In this article, we will go over how exams are scored, how long it will take to get your scores, the minimum score that you need to pass your test, how to interpret your score report, how long you have to wait before you can retake an exam, and how hard it is to pass an exam.

For more information on the exams, visit our MEGA resources page.

How are the MEGA exams scored?

MEGA exams are scored based on the type of questions included in each exam.

Multiple-choice questions are scored by a computer, and scores are verified before your results are reported.

Questions that are not multiple-choice, such as written responses, are graded by trained scorers. These scorers have professional backgrounds that are relevant to the test you are taking. They are trained on standardized scoring procedures and are monitored during scoring sessions. Your responses will also be graded by more than one scorer. MEGA exams cannot be rescored, since each constructed-response question is already assessed by multiple scorers.

Your score for each test is converted from a raw score to a scaled score. This means that your score is taken from how many questions you answered correctly, then converted into a standardized score between 100 and 300. The scaled score is the one that will tell you whether you passed your MEGA exam.

How long does it take to get MEGA scores?

How long does it take to get MEGA scores?

The amount of time you’ll need to wait before getting your MEGA test results varies based on which test you are taking. If your test has a specific score reporting date, your score will be available in your account at 10 p.m. CST on that day. Check out your test below to find out how long it will take to get your MEGA exam scores.

MEGA Paraprofessional Test

For the paraprofessional test, score reports are released within three weeks of your testing date.

MEP

The Missouri Educator Profile, or MEP, is different from the other MEGA exams. It is an internet-based survey that looks at your personal work and teaching styles. The questions on the MEP do not have right or wrong answers. Instead of a score report, you will get a Development Report that will help you understand and build upon your areas of strengths and weaknesses. The MEP can be taken online at any time, and your Development Report will be available immediately after you finish the MEP.

MoGEA

Your MoGEA score report will be available within two to six weeks after your exam. The exact amount of time you’ll wait will depend on whether you took your test earlier or later in the testing window. For example, let’s say that the testing window is September 21st to October 18th, with a score reporting date of October 30th. If you test on September 21st, you’ll wait about six weeks for your score. If you test on October 18th, you’ll wait for about two weeks.

Missouri Content Assessments

The amount of time you’ll wait for your Missouri Content Assessment score will vary based on what type of test you took. Find your specific exam below to see how long you’ll need to wait for your score report.

  • Multiple-Choice Only: If your test had only multiple-choice questions, your score will be available between 2 and 6 weeks after your exam. The exact amount of time you’ll wait will depend on whether you took your test earlier or later in the testing window. For example, let’s say that the testing window is August 24th to September 20th, with a score reporting date of October 3rd. If you test on August 24th, you’ll wait about six weeks for your score. If you test on September 20th, you’ll wait for about two weeks.
  • World Language Content Assessments: For most World Language Content Assessments, your scores will be available between four and six weeks after your exam. The exact amount of time you’ll wait will depend on whether you took your test earlier or later in the testing window. For example, let’s say that the testing window is May 4th to May 17th, with a score reporting date of June 12th. If you test on May 4th, you’ll wait about six weeks for your score. If you test on May 17th, you’ll wait for about four weeks.
  • NES Computer Science Test: NES Computer Science scores will be available within two weeks of your testing date.
  • School and District Leadership Assessments: For School and District Leadership Content Assessments, your score will be available anywhere from two to ten weeks after your exam. The reason for the wide range of time is that there are longer testing windows for these exams. For example, one testing window might be from May 4th to June 28th, with a score reporting date of July 10th. So if you test on May 4th you’ll wait about ten weeks for your scores, but if you test on June 28th, you’ll wait about two weeks.

What score do you need to pass the MEGA test?

Different MEGA exams have different passing requirements. Check out your specific MEGA exam below to find out the minimum score you will need in order to pass.

MEGA Paraprofessional Test

The minimum passing score for the MEGA Paraprofessional Test is 220. Scores on this test range from 100 to 300.

MEP

The Missouri Educator Profile (MEP) is different from the other MEGA exams. It 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. You don’t pass or fail the MEP. Instead of a score report, you will get a Development Report that will help you understand and build upon your areas of strengths and weaknesses.

MoGEA

Different Missouri educator preparation programs will have different minimum score requirements for the MoGEA. Check with your specific program for its MoGEA score requirements. All educator preparation programs require you to pass each subtest within the MoGEA based on their passing standards.

Missouri Content Assessments

All Missouri Content Assessments have a minimum passing score of 220, with scores ranging from 100 to 300. The Elementary Education Multi-Content exam includes four subtests, and you have to score at least 220 on each subtest.

How long do you have to wait before you can retake a MEGA exam?

All MEGA exams can be taken as many times as needed to get a passing score, but you will need to wait at least 30 days from your last testing date before retaking the exam. You will also have to pay the registration fees each time you take the test, so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible for your exam. Our MEGA Study Guides can help you feel confident and prepared on your test day.

How do you interpret a MEGA score report?

Your MEGA score report will tell you whether or not you passed the exam, along with information about how you did on certain areas of the test. Different exams will have different score reports. Check out your test below to see what your score report will include.

MEGA Paraprofessional Test

Your Paraprofessional score report will start with your test score. This score is based on how many questions you answered correctly and is converted into a score between 100 and 300. Your score report will also list the passing score for this test, which is 220 for the state of Missouri.

The next section of your score report will be your “Domain Performance.” This section will tell you how well you did on each domain of the test. Keep in mind that this does not affect your passing status. This section is there to help you determine your strengths and weaknesses and to find areas to work on if you need to retake the test.

The final section of your score report is your “Current Status.” This section will show your highest score for this test out of all your testing attempts. This is helpful if you are retaking the test and need to know if you scored higher or lower than your last attempt.

MEP

The Missouri Educator Profile (MEP) is different from the other MEGA exams. It 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. You don’t pass or fail the MEP. Instead of a score report, you will get a Development Report right after you finish the survey. Your MEP Development Report will start with an overview of your results. It will then go into more detail about each domain, including your personal strengths and suggestions for improvement.

MoGEA

For the MoGEA, you will get a separate score report for each subtest you took. The first section of your score report will tell you your subtest score. This score is based on how many questions you answered correctly and is converted into a score between 100 and 300. Keep in mind that different educator preparation programs have different passing standards for the MoGEA, so you’ll need to compare your subtest score with your program’s passing score.

The next two sections of the MoGEA score report will tell you how you did on the multiple-choice and constructed response questions. These sections will help you determine your strengths and weaknesses, which can be helpful if you need to retake the MoGEA. You can look at these two sections to find specific areas to focus on when you are studying to retake the test.

The last section of the MoGEA score report will be the Summary Report. This section will show your highest score for this subtest out of all your testing attempts. This is helpful if you are retaking the test and need to know if you scored higher or lower than your last attempt.

Missouri Content Assessments

The Missouri Content Assessments are subject-specific, and your score report might be slightly different based on which Content Assessment you take. All score reports will start with your test score. This score is based on how many questions you answered correctly and is converted into a score between 100 and 300. Your score report will also list the passing score for this test, which is 220 for the state of Missouri.

Most Content Assessment score reports will also include a Detailed Performance section. This section will tell you how well you did on the multiple-choice questions and, if applicable, the constructed-response questions. This will help you determine your strengths and weaknesses, which can be helpful if you need to retake your Missouri Content Assessment. You can look at these two sections to find specific areas to focus on when you are studying to retake the test.

If you need help registering for an exam, check out this article.

How hard is it to pass a MEGA exam?

Passing rates vary for each exam, and test-takers are often surprised at how difficult a MEGA exam can be. 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.

Source: https://www.slu.edu/education/pdfs/caep/missouri-content-assessment.pdf

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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.