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The ParaPro Assessment is a Praxis exam designed for practicing and prospective paraprofessionals in the field of education. The ParaPro Assessment measures test-takers’ knowledge and skills in basic content areas, such as reading, writing, and mathematics. The aim of the ParaPro Assessment is to ensure paraprofessionals possess the requisite skills and knowledge to perform well while assisting teachers in classroom instruction. Some states may require the ParaPro Assessment; to be certain, make sure to check your state’s website, or the ETS State and School District Requirements listing on the ETS ParaPro website.

How much does the ParaPro Assessment cost?

The ParaPro Assessment will cost $55 at registration. The $55 test fee is nonrefundable, so make sure to plan ahead when you schedule your test date.  If you need to retake the ParaPro Assessment, you will need to wait at least 21 days. Contact ETS to determine any additional fees associated with retaking the exam.

What is the passing score for the ParaPro Assessment?  

Passing scores for the ParaPro Assessment are dependent on state requirements. Many states require the ParaPro Assessment and minimum passing scores range from 455 (Virginia), to 467 (Texas, Education Service Center, Region 19). To ensure you know the minimum score you need to earn, make sure to check your state’s website, or the ETS State and School District Requirements listing on the ETS ParaPro website.    

What does the ParaPro Assessment cover?

The ParaPro Assessment is a computer delivered exam consisting of 90 selected-response (multiple-choice) questions divided into three different content areas: reading, mathematics, and writing. You will be allotted 2.5 hours to take the test in its entirety. Although basic content knowledge will be assessed, about one-third of the questions in each section of the ParaPro Assessment cover the application of basic knowledge and skills in the classroom. Please make note that calculators are not permitted during the mathematics portion of the exam. Additionally, the test may contain pilot test questions that are unscored; however, you will not be able to tell the difference between scored and unscored questions, so make sure to answer each question to the best of your ability.

            The following outline provides general details regarding the ParaPro Assessment’s content categories, related topics and subtopics, approximate number of questions per area, and approximate weighted percentage of each content area:

  • Reading: approximately 30 questions, 33.33%
    • Covering reading skills, reading knowledge, application of reading skills in classroom instruction, identifying primary purposes, supporting ideas, organization, context, and structure of reading passages, as well as interpretation of charts, diagrams, graphs, and tables, among other related topics
  • Mathematics: approx. 30 questions, 33.33%
    • Covering mathematical knowledge, mathematical skills, application of math skills in classroom instruction, number sense, basic algebra, geometry and measurement, data analysis, and other related topics and subtopics
  • Writing: approx. 30 questions, 33.33%
    • Covering writing skills, writing knowledge, application of writing skills in classroom instruction, identifying errors in word usage, punctuation, and parts of speech, as well as identifying and using appropriate reference materials, and other related topics and subtopics

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: April 5, 2019