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Paraprofessional Assessment Tests

Research Collected and Formatted by Angela Baber
September 2005

Source: This data was collected directly from DOE websites, assorted assessment test sites, etc. Links to assessment sources are listed.

List of Local and State Assessment Tests for Paraprofessionals to Meet NCLB Title I Requirements Passing Scores for the Assessment Tests as Set by the State
Alabama : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Local assessment
  • Passing scores not found
  • Alaska : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Resource Inc. "Higher Education Learning Profile" (HELP)
  • Passing scores not found
  • Arizona : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 459 (ParaPro)
  • Arkansas : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 459 (ParaPro)
  • California : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 458-460 (ParaPro)
  • Colorado : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 460 (ParaPro)
  • Connecticut : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • SBOE Professional Assessment
  • 457 (Parapro)
  • Delaware : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 459 (ParaPro)
  • Florida : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
    Georgia : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 456 (ParaPro)
  • Hawaii : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 459 (ParaPro)
  • Idaho : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 460 (ParaPro)
  • Illinois : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 460 (ParaPro)
  • Math=4, Reading=4, Writing=3 (WorkKeys)
  • or 300 Professional Training Points
  • Indiana : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 460 (ParaPro)
  • Iowa : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
    Kansas : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Math=4, Reading=4, Writing=3 (WorkKeys)
  • 455 (ParaPro)
  • 65 % for #1, 70% for #2 (Para Educator Learning Network)
  • Kentucky : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Local assessment
  • Passing scores not found
  • Louisiana : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 450 (ParaPro)
  • Maine : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 459 (ParaPro)
  • Maryland : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 459 (ParaPro)
  • Massachusetts : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 464 (ParaPro)
  • Michigan : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Test for Teacher Certification-Basic Skills (MTTC)
  • Michigan Guidelines for the Paraprofessional Portfolio
  • 460 (ParaPro)
  • Minnesota : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 460 (ParaPro)
  • Mississippi : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Local assessment
  • Passing scores not found
  • Missouri : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 458 (ParaPro)
  • Montana : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Local assessment
  • Passing scores not found
  • Nebraska : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Project Para
  • Para Educator
  • 456 (ParaPro)
  • Math=4, Reading=4, Writing=3 (WorkKeys)
  • 70 % Comprehensive (Para Educator)
  • Composite 116 (Project Para)
  • Nevada : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 460 (ParaPro)
  • New Hampshire : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Praxis I
  • Local test developed by the DOE in collaboration with the College for Lifelong Learning and the NH Technical Institute
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Passing scores not found
  • New Jersey : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 456 (ParaPro)
  • New Mexico : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 457 (Parapro)
  • New York : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Local assessment
  • New York State Assessment of Teaching Assistant Skills (ATAS)
  • 220/300 (ATAS)
  • North Carolina : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Local assessment
  • Passing scores not found
  • North Dakota : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Educational Resource Inc. "Higher Education Learning Profile" (HELP)
  • Praxis I
  • 464 (ParaPro)
  • Ohio : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 456 (ParaPro)
  • Oklahoma : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Local assessment
  • Passing scores not found
  • Oregon : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Passing scores not found
  • Pennsylvania : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 459 (ParaPro)
  • Rhode Island : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 461 (ParaPro)
  • South Carolina : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 456 (ParaPro)
  • Math=3, Reading=3, Writing=3 (WorkKeys)
  • South Dakota : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 461 (ParaPro)
  • Tennessee : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 456 (ParaPro)
  • Texas : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • ACT "WorkKeys"
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 461-467 (ParaPro)
  • Utah : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 460 (ParaPro)
  • Vermont : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 458 (ParaPro)
  • Virginia : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 455 (ParaPro)
  • Washington : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • 461 (ParaPro)
  • West Virginia : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Local assessment
  • Passing scores not found
  • Wisconsin : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Local assessment
  • Passing scores not found
  • Wyoming : Paraprofessional Certification and Licensure Requirements (2006)
  • Educational Testing Services (ETS) "ParaPro Assessment"
  • Local assessment
  • 461 (ParaPro)

  • ACT WorkKeys
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS) ParaPro Assessment
  • Educational Resource, Inc Higher Education Learning Profile (HELP)
  • The College Board ACCUPLACER
  • Master Teacher, Inc Para Educator Learning Network
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Project Para
  • The College Board College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis I


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