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For Paraeducator Applicants

About the ParaPro Assessment 

What Is It?
The ParaPro Assessment is a general aptitude test for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals that measures your:

  • skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and math
  • ability to apply them when assisting in classroom instruction 

Do I need to take it?
Beginning with the school year 2019-20, all employed paraeducators must meet the following minimum employment requirements under state and federal law:

  • Be at least eighteen years of age and hold a high school diploma or its equivalent

In addition, a paraeducator must meet one of the following:

  1. Have received a qualifying score on the Education Testing Service (ETS) paraeducator assessment (ParaPro)
  2. Hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  3. Have earned 72 quarter credits or 48 semester credits at the 100 level or higher at an accredited college or university
  4. Have completed an apprenticeship as a paraeducator, in a program registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council*

If you do not qualify under options 2-4, then you would need to take the ParaPro Assessment to be considered for a regular paraeducator position with the Mead School District. 

I am ready, how do I schedule my test?
To register for the ParaPro Assessment either at a test center or at home, please visit the Prometric website at