Paraeducator Assessment Testing
The Paraeducator Assessment was developed in response to the federal legislation known as No Child Left Behind. This law requires that paraeducators be required to have one of the following:
Associate of Arts degree
Two years of college (72 college credits)
Demonstrated, through a state or local academic assessment, knowledge of, and the ability to assist in the instruction of reading, writing and math.
The Paraeducator Assessment for prospective and practicing paraeducators measures skills and knowledge in reading, math, and writing, as well as the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to assist in classroom instruction.
The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions across the subject areas of reading, math, and writing. Approximately two-thirds of the questions in each subject area focus on basic skills and knowledge, and approximately one-third of the questions in each subject area focus on the application of those skills and knowledge in a classroom context. Fifteen of the questions in the test (five in each subject) are pretest questions and do not count toward the candidate's score. The test questions are arranged by subject area, with reading first, then math, then writing.
Free ParaPro Assessment tutorial click here.
Cost of the Test
The cost to take the test is $60, payable online at the time you register.
For those interested, study guides are available at North Central ESD at a cost of $35 per guide.
You MUST be pre-registered to take the test as space is limited for each date and time. For a list of upcoming tests, click HERE. To register, go to esdWorks. Click on the blue sign in button and enter your email address and password. If you do not have an esdWorks account, enter your email address then click “No, I am new to this site” and enter your personal information. Click on Calendar view. Find the test date and click on the test session. Add it to your cart and complete the checkout process.
Immediately after the test, candidates are given their unofficial test results. Official test results will be mailed to the candidate within 45 days of taking the test.