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ParaPro Assessment


May 16 - more test dates will be posted soon.
Click the date link to register. 

CONTACT:  DEBBIE SHANNON - 440.324.5777 X1112 OR [email protected]


PAYMENT FEE:  $80 (cash, check, or money order - see below)
TESTING LOCATION:  Educational Service Center - 1885 Lake Ave., Elyria, OH 44035

The ParaPro Assessment measures the reading, writing and basic math competencies of practicing and prospective paraprofessionals. In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, the ParaPro Assessment can be used to certify teacher’s aides and assistants in the instruction of these subjects to school children.

What Is It?

The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by 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.

State legislation requires that paraprofessionals meet one of three criteria to become qualified:
1. Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher education (defined as 48 semester or 72 quarter hours as verified by college transcript from an accredited institution of higher education*);
2. Obtain an associate (or higher) degree from an accredited institution of higher education (defined as any associate degree program from an accredited institution of higher education*);
3. Meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate through a formal State or local academic assessment — (i) knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and mathematics; or (ii) knowledge of, and the ability to assist in readiness for reading, writing and mathematics.

Who Takes It?

The test is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.

How Long Is It?

Test takers have 2½ hours to complete the test.

What Subjects Are on the Test?

Test subjects include reading, writing, and math.

What Are the Questions Like?

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.

* For a practice test/information go to the ETS website. *

Payment Fee: $80 - Your spot will not be held until payment is received.
Check - payable to ESCLC and we must receive it at least 7 DAYS BEFORE the test date.
Cash or Money Order payable at least 24 hours before test date.
We do not accept credit/debit cards 
Attn: Debbie Shannon
1885 Lake Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035

CONTACT:  DEBBIE SHANNON - 440.324.5777 X1112