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ParaProfessional Assessment

ParaProfessionals providing academic support in a core academic subject supported with Title I funds must be properly certified by holding a valid Ohio Educational Aide Permit with ESEA endorsement.  With this Permit an individual can perform educational assistant duties in a school, including the supervision of students and assistance with instructional tasks. 

The ETS ParaProfessional Assessment was developed in response to the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which was signed into law by President Bush in January 2002. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which has replaced NCLB, leaves these requirements in place. The law requires that paraprofessionals serving in an instructional capacity satisfy one of the following:

  • An associate of arts degree


  • Two years of college


  • Demonstrate, through a state or local academic assessment, knowledge of, and the ability to assist in, the instruction of reading, writing, and math *

*The ParaProfessional Assessment is the test that measures prospective and practicing paraprofessionals’ skills and knowledge in reading, mathematics 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, 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. 

Test Administration

The ParaProfessional Assessment is computer delivered and takes approximately 2-1/2 hours to complete.
The ParaPro Assessment is available both in test centers throughout the country as well as remotely by ProProctor®.

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