Colleton County Paraprofessionals who need to take or retake the Parapro Test need to contact:
Mrs. Cynthia Gant at the District Office (843-782-4527)
Please be on time and bring a picture ID with you when you come to take the test.
At this time we are offering testing to
Colleton County School District
According to the No Child Left Behind Act, all Title I instructional paraprofessionals must meet one of three requirements. The paraprofessional must either :
1. obtain an associates degree or higher;
2. complete two years of coursework at an institution of higher education, or
3. meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment,
a) knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing and mathematics; or
b) knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, or mathematics readiness as appropriate.
In order to be hired in a Title I school or a Title I targeted assistance program after January 8, 2002, instructional paraprofessionals must meet one of the above requirements. All Title I instructional paraprofessionals employed before January 8, 2002, must meet one of the above requirements by January 8, 2006.
The choice of test or tests to satisfy the third option is left to the discretion of states and districts. The ParaPro Assessment developed by Educational Testing Service for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals measures skills and knowledge in reading, mathematics, and writing, as well as the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to assist in classroom instruction.
This tutorial will cover all the steps you need to know to complete the ParaPro Assessment.
The ParaPro Assessment for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals measures 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 across three subject areas of reading, mathematics and writing. Approximately two-thirds of the questions in each subject area focus on basic skills and knowledge and the remaining one-third of the questions focus on the application of those skills and knowledge in a classroom setting.
South Carolina's Work Place Resource Center has some tips for taking the ParaPro Assessment.