ATTENTION PARAPROFESSIONALS: Do you need to take the ETS Parapro Assessment? Here’s what, why, where, when and how.
What is the ETS ParaPro Assessment?
The ETS ParaPro Assessment is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It measures skills and knowledge in reading, math and writing and the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to assist in classroom instruction. This 2½-hour test consists of 90 selected-response questions in reading, writing and math. Approximately two-thirds of the questions focus on basic skills and knowledge and the remaining one-third focus on applying those skills and knowledge in a classroom setting.
More information about the test, including suggestings for how to prepare, can be found at the ETS Parapro website.
Where & When can I take the test?
Testing is administered in the ITV Room of the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District, located at 4041 E. Mannsiding Road in Clare, on the following dates:
July 13, 19 & 27 - 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Aug 4, 10, 16 & 25 - 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.
For in-district (Clare, Gladwin and Midland County) paraprofessionals, the cost is $55; payment methods vary by district and that information will be shared when you register. For all other participants, the cost is $70, payable via cash, check or money order to CGRESD on the test date. You must register no less than a week in advance by contacting Test Administrator Kay Hauck at 989.387.0155 or emailing Kay. Valid photo I.D. is required.Please note: If you experience any COVID symptoms within 24 hours of your testing time (fever of 100.4 or higher, atypical cough, fever, chills, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain), please DO NOT come into the building. If you are unable to keep your scheduled test date, call Kay Hauck 989.387.0155 to reschedule.
***NOTE: Upon arrival at the test site, please remain in your vehicle and call Kay Hauck 989-387-0155 for further instructions on when to enter the building for check-in. We are taking precautions to minimize interactions with others in our lobby area.***
WE CANNOT ACCEPT DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD PAYMENT.
How is the ParaPro test given?
The test is delivered on computer and administered by appointment at CGRESD.
Your unofficial scores are available onscreen and can be printed at the end of the test. Your official score report is mailed approximately 2–3 weeks after the test date and is automatically reported to CGRESD.
No personal belongings are allowed in testing room.
Why do I need to take the test?
The law requires paraprofessionals in Title I funded buildings and serving in an instructional capacity to:
- hold an associate of arts degree, or
- complete two years of college, or
- demonstrate, through a state or local academic assessment, that they are knowledgeable in reading, writing and math and capable of assisting in classroom instruction
Questions? There’s much more to learn at www.ets.org/parapro or by contacting Kay Hauck at 989.387.0155 or by emailing Kay.