About the ParaPro Assessment

Becoming A Highly Qualified ParaProfessional

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 classromm insturctions  It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated No Child Left Behind Act.

Who Takes It?

The test is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.

How Much Does The Test Cost?

The test fee is $50.  The fee is non-refundable.

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 focuses on applying skills in the classroom.  All test questions are in English.

Where Is The Test Given?

The computer-delivered test is given continually throughout the year in participating school districts.  The paper-delivered test is offered four times per testing year

How To Register For The ParaPro Assessment?

For The Computer-delivered Test
There is no pre-registration for the computer-delivered test.  The test is scheduled at the
convenience of the participating school district and the test taker.

For The Paper-delivered Test
To register for the paper-delivered test, test takers should review the ParaPro information
and Registration Bulletin (PDF)
and complete and submit the ParaPro registration form
(PDF)
.  The hard copy Registration Bulletin may be ordered by calling 1-800-537-3161
Monday through Friday,  8a.m. to 7:45p.m. Eastern Time.