What Is It?
The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math on the part of prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction. It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated No Child Left Behind Act.
ParaProfessionals must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and meet one of the following three standards:
Who Takes It?
The test is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.
How Long Is It?
Candidates have 2 ½ hours to complete the assessment. On average a candidate is finished within 1 1/2 hours and the rest of the time can be used for review of your answers if desired.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost is $50.00. Acceptable forms of payment are as follows:
What Subjects Are on the Assessment?
Assessed subjects include reading, writing, and math.
What Are the Questions Like?
The assessment 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. Click HERE for help understanding what the assessment is like.
How Is the Assessment Given?
The assessment is given on a laptop computer supplied by the Aberdeen School District.
How do I Schedule Taking the Assessment?
Contact the Aberdeen School District human resources office at 360-538-2003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the parapro assessment. Assessments are offered by appointment, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours.
Preparing for the ParaPro Assessment
In an effort to provide a successful testing experience, we've provided the following tips and helpful study information:
Official ETS study guides are available for purchase through the ETS web store in paperback or eBook format and are also available at most major book retailers.