Paraeducator Program

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Providing professional development for paraeducators and the teachers with whom they work to create effective educational teams and increase student learning.

NEWESD 101 WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERING THE PARAPROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT TEST

The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math skills possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction. The test has 90 multiple-choice questions, approximately two-thirds of which focus on basic skills and knowledge. The remaining one-third focus on applying skills in the classroom. All test questions are in English and delivered on a computer.

ETS Parapro Assessment will continue to be available remotely through Prometric ProProctor. To find out if your computer meets minimum requirements and to register online with ProProctor, visit their website or download the User Guide here.

At home ParaPro Home Equipment Requirements and Registration

Prometic expects in-person testing at a Prometric Testing Center to be available on/after July 30, 2022. Please continue to check for updated registration information.

Resources

Paraeducator Minimum Employment Requirements [PESB] – read this first to make sure that you aren’t already qualified
Test Prep for the ParaPro Assessment
Study Companion
ParaProAssessment Tutorial
UGUPrep 2-week study prep course
Teachers Test Prep – ParaPro Assessment Online Prep
Paraeducator Support [OSPI]

If you require special accommodations please contact ETS Accommodations at 1-866-387-8602. You can download the bulletin with the application packet from their website to prepare any questions you may have. Please be aware that it may take up to three weeks to process you application for accommodation.

If you have questions regarding registering or taking the ParaPro Assessment, please contact Prometric at 888-895-6116