ParaPro Practice Test

If you need help studying for the NES ParaPro Assessment or just want some more information about what the test is like, you’ve come to the right place!

Click below to take a free ParaPro practice test!

What’s on the Test?

Questions: 90
Time limit: 2.5 hours

The ParaPro Assessment contains 90 multiple-choice questions and is timed at 2.5 hours.

The test is split into three content categories, which are designed to test your basic knowledge and skills in reading, math, and writing. Note that you won’t be able to use a calculator for the math section.

30 questions

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases
  • Identify the main idea
  • Identify supporting ideas
  • Interpret information from tables, charts, diagrams, and graphs
  • Identify how a text is organized
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Draw inferences from directly stated information
  • Organize words in alphabetical order
  • Sound out words
  • Help students use prereading strategies
  • Distinguish between synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  • Accurately observe students’ ability to interpret text
  • Decode words and phrases using context
  • Break down words into their parts
  • Interpret written directions
  • Help students use a dictionary
  • Help students understand a text

30 questions

  • Number sense
  • Basic algebra
  • Geometry and measurement
  • Data analysis

30 questions

  • Word usage errors
  • Spelling errors
  • Punctuation errors
  • Grammatical errors
  • Parts of speech
  • Parts of a sentence
  • Write for different purposes and audiences
  • Identify and use appropriate reference materials
  • Recognize and write in different modes and forms
  • Use rewriting to organize ideas
  • Draft and revise
  • Edit written documents for grammar and clarity

How to Register

To get started with the registration process, you’ll need to create an NES account on their website. You can then register for the exam via your account.

The testing fee is $85.

ParaPro Study Guide and Flashcards

Get practice questions, detailed study lessons, and complex subjects broken down into easily understandable concepts.

Study Guide

ParaPro Test Scores

The ParaPro Assessment is scored using a scaled scoring method. Here’s how it works:

For every question you answer correctly, you get one point added to your raw score. At the end of the test, your final raw score will be converted to a scaled score. This scaled score will range somewhere between 420 and 480. The passing score requirements are different in every state.

The reason your raw score is converted to a scaled score is because everyone that takes the test is given a slightly different set of questions. Since everyone has a different arrangement of questions, and because some questions are harder than others, converting your raw score to a scaled score ensures a more even playing field.

ParaPro Assessment Online Prep Course

If you want to be fully prepared, Mometrix offers an online ParaPro test prep course. The course is designed to provide you with any and every resource you might want while studying. The ParaPro course includes:

  • 78 Lessons Covering Every Topic
  • 800+ ParaPro Practice Questions
  • Over 210 Video Tutorials
  • More than 650 Electronic Flashcards
  • Money-back Guarantee
  • Free Mobile Access
  • and More!

The ParaPro test prep course is designed to help any learner get everything they need to prepare for their ParaPro Assessment. Click below to check it out!

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What is a parapro?


A paraprofessional is someone who works in a supportive role under the supervision of a professional, like a teacher, nurse, or therapist.


Can I take the ParaPro test online?


Yes! You have the option to take the ParaPro Assessment from the comfort of your home via online proctoring.


How many questions can you miss on the ParaPro test?


The passing score requirements are different for each state, so the number of questions you have to answer correctly varies.

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