ParaPro Assessment Information

  • Purpose of the ParaPro Assessment Test

    The ParaPro Assessment was developed in response to federal legislation known as No Child Left Behind.  The law requires that paraprofessionals be required to have one of the following:

    1. Hold an associate of arts degree or higher, or
    2. Complete two years of college (60 credit hours), or
    3. Demonstrate, through a state or local academic assessment, that they are knowledgeable in reading, writing, and math and capable of assisting in classroom instruction.

     

    About the Parapro Assessment Test

    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 the subject areas of reading, mathematics, and writing. Approximately two-thirds of the questions in each subject area focus on basic skills and knowledge, and approximately one third of the questions in each subject area focus on the application of those skills and knowledge in a classroom context.  Test takers have 2 ½ hours to complete the exam.   All test questions are in English and are given in a computerized web-based format.

     

    Test Location

    Mid Florida Technical College
    2900 W Oak Ridge Road
    Room 354
    Orlando, Florida 32809
    Phone: 407-251-6000, ext. 7022252

    On site Paraprofessional Testing at Osceola District Schools has been suspended due to COVID-19.

     

    How to Register for the Parapro Test 

    The cost is $65.00. Hours and times are on the school pay site.
    Please bring a valid Government issued ID.
    Click on the link below to register for the Para Pro Test:
    https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/PARA-PRO-TEST/Mcuw

     

    Test Prep Materials

    Osceola District Schools does not offer classes for test preparation.  ETS offers both free and affordably priced resources to help test takers study effectively and reduce test anxiety.  For additional information, visit the ParaPro website at: https://www.ets.org/parapro/test_prep/materials

     

    Upon completion of the ParaPro test, please upload your score report to your candidate profile in our Career Portal