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:
- Have received a qualifying score on the Education Testing Service (ETS) paraeducator assessment (ParaPro)
- Hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university
- Have earned 72 quarter credits or 48 semester credits at the 100 level or higher at an accredited college or university
- 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 https://www.prometric.com/ParaPro