ParaPro Assessment

The Development Department proctors the IBT (Internet Based Testing) to paraprofessionals candidates as needed.

For more information on how to register for the IBT ParaPro Assessment, please contact Yvonne Tobey at ytobey@learn.k12.ct.us or 860-434-4800 ext. 167, or register online (and type ParaPro Assessment in the Search box).

Research attests to the importance of Teacher Assistants or paraprofessionals in the classroom to support the improvement of student achievement. A paraprofessional is an employee who assists teachers and/or other professional educators or therapists in the delivery of instructional and related services to students. The paraprofessional works under the direct supervision of the teacher or other certified or licensed professional. LEARN provides opportunities for individuals who would like to take the Parapro Assessment. The Parapro Assessment is a test for paraprofessionals developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) that can be used by states and school districts to comply with the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Testing is one of three options for qualifying paraprofessionals according to the law. The other two are possession of an Associate’s degree (or higher) or two years of college/university coursework.

Additional Resources:
Frequently Asked Questions about Paraprofessionals
ParaPro Assessment Study Companion
ParaPro Assessment Tutorial
Reducing Test Anxiety

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