Testing at MACC

Although MACC is an open admission college, certain classes and programs require testing for various reasons.

Students may opt for a one-time LAL101 Placement Exam to demonstrate the writing and reading skills necessary for LAL101 or equivalent. The exam is a 90-minute timed writing assignment, with a topic selected from a predefined series of options. Exam scores determine course placement; 0-9 places student in LAL053, 10-14 places student in LAL090, and a score of 15 or higher places student in LAL101. Results will be communicated to the student by MACC Student Affairs. There is no charge for the exam.

The M.E.C.A. allows a student the opportunity to challenge and appeal his/her/their current mathematics course placement, which is based on ACT, SAT, and/or Accuplacer scores. The M.E.C.A. is a competency-based assessment which may be completed one-time-only for each course to place out of MTH010, MTH042, MTH060, or MTH095. The assessment is completed in a proctored environment with a two-hour time limit; upon completion, the assessment is scored by mathematics faculty using a skill-based rubric. There is no fee to take the M.E.C.A., and it is currently offered in two formats. Students may go to an MACC location to take a paper-and-pencil version of the M.E.C.A., or students may take the M.E.C.A. virtually using a software program which requires a desktop or laptop computer (no Chromebooks) equipped with a webcam and microphone to proctor the assessment. Students scoring proficient on the M.E.C.A. will be allowed to place out of a mathematics course and, therefore, into the subsequent mathematics course in the general education course sequence. Please see an advisor at any MACC location for details and proctor schedules related to the M.E.C.A.

**No longer administered after June 23, 2024.

Candidates Seeking Entry into an Educator Preparation Program, including MACC’s Associate of Arts degree in Teaching.

Testing Dates:

Room 254 in the Graphic Arts wing of the MACC – Moberly Main Building.
April 9,2024 @ 12:00pm
May 29,2024 @ 12:00pm-5:00pm

Examinees must pass the Reading Comprehension and Interpretation, Mathematics, and Writing subtests. Passing the MoGEA Science and Social Studies subtest is no longer a testing requirement for admission into a Missouri educator preparation program. Read more about the MoGEA testing requirements update.

  • Reading Comprehension and Interpretation: 75 minutes
  • Mathematics: 75 minutes
  • Writing: 60 minutes
  • There will be a 15-minute break between subtest 2 and 3

The MoGEA is MACC’s AAT exit examination.


Internet-based test (IBT); multiple-choice questions and written assignment

  • Reading Comprehension and Interpretation:38 multiple-choice items.
  • Mathematics: 40 multiple-choice questions
  • Writing: 1 written assignment
Time3 1/2 hours for all three subtests;
Test DatesBy appointment, year round, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Available test appointments are shown during the registration process.
Test Sites

Available at test centers across Missouri. View test center locations.

*Please note that this test is offered at the Moberly site ONLY.*

Passing Score

Missouri General Education Assessment
Institution Qualifying Score

Moberly Area Community College

MoGEA SubtestsScore
Reading Comprehension183

Students are reminded that each college and university in Missouri currently set their own entrance requirements including GPA and MoGEA scores. It is the student’s responsibility to know, understand, and meet the requirements set by the institution to which they hope to transfer.

Reference Materials Provided for This Test
Test Fee

$59 for all three subtests, or $25 for a single subtest.
Candidates may only register for the three-subtest option one time.

Review fee and payment information.

Score ReportingView score report dates.
Testing PoliciesWhen you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
Read them now.
PrepareView the preparation materials available for this test.

Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect a candidate’s score.

Taking and Passing the MoGEA

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.


Once on this page click “Register Now”

A proctored exam is an exam taken under supervision.  The instructor or the instructor’s designee (a pre-approved professional) who supervises the exam is called a proctor.  The proctor is responsible for verifying the identity of the test taker and maintaining the integrity of the test environment.  

Online Proctoring

Online (remote) proctoring is only available for online courses and exams scheduled in the online portion of hybrid courses.  Respondus LockDown Browser with Respondus Monitor is used to monitor students during the exam and provide feedback to the instructor to follow-up with a student as needed. Students should be notified within the course in Canvas when Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor is required.  Directions to install and set up this software on their personal computer should be found in the Modules section of the course.

Virtual Proctoring

Virtual proctoring is only available for virtual courses during regularly scheduled class sessions and for students needing testing accommodations arranged in advance with the instructor and/or MACC’s ADA and Access Office.  Zoom and/or Respondus LockDown Browser may be used to assist the proctor in monitoring students during exams.  The instructor should notify students at the beginning of the course what software, if any, needs to be installed on their personal computer for testing.

On-campus Proctoring

On-campus proctoring is only available for on-campus courses during regularly scheduled class sessions and for students needing testing accommodations arranged in advance with the instructor and/or MACC’s ADA and Access Office.  Respondus LockDown Browser may be required for some courses and should be pre-installed on campus computers students will use to take exams.  The instructor should notify students at the beginning of the course what software, if any, needs to be installed on their personal computer for testing.

What if I am in a Dual Credit Online (DCON) course?

Check with your instructor and high school counselor to see if there is a special accommodation in place for a pre-approved professional proctor at your high school to proctor exams in a live setting.  If not, you’ll need to follow the directions provided by the instructor to install and use Respondus LockDown Browser with Respondus Monitor on your personal computer.  If you are using a device issued to you by the high school, you may need to work with your high school’s IT department to see if Respondus LockDown Browser with Respondus Monitor can be installed an used on that device.

What if I am a home-schooled high school student?

Home-schooled students, same as regular college students, are expected to be able to install Respondus LockDown Browser with Respondus Monitor on their personal computer or use dedicated testing computers on their nearest MACC campus to take proctored exams.

What if I am a student at John Woods Community College (JWCC)?

JWCC students are expected to be able to install Respondus LockDown Browser with Respondus Monitor on their personal computer.  If this is not possible, then they must work with their MACC instructor and the JWCC Testing Center to see if alternative JWCC campus testing options are allowed and available.

What is WorkKeys?

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system measuring “real-world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Upon completion each student will receive an NCRC Certificate of completion which is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.

Applied Math

The Applied Math assessment measures critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem-solving techniques for situations that actually occur in today’s workplace. While individuals may use calculators and conversion tables to help with the problems on the assessment, math skills are still needed to think them through. More Information

Graphic Literacy

Workplace graphics come in a variety of formats, but all communicate a level of information. From charts to graphs, diagrams to floor plans, identifying what information is being presented and understanding how to use it are critical to success. The Graphic Literacy assessment measures the skill needed to locate, synthesize, and use information from workplace graphics. More information

Workplace Documents

Employees need to be able to understand written text to do a job. The Workplace Documents assessment measures the skills people use when they read and use written text such as memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies, and regulations on the job. More information

Fees for the WorkKeys:

MACC does not currently charge its students for completing the WorkKeys test.


Testing Dates:

To register for the exam in Moberly you will need to register online.
Testing will be in the Main building – Room 254 at the Moberly location.

Schedule a Test 

Testing dates coincide with the Accuplacer exam.

Testing by appointmentcontact Sonda Stuart,
Director Career & Technical Education Data & Student Success
660.263.4100 ext. 11232 or sondastuart@macc.edu.

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
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1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

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Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
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Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
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Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager