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The ParaPro Assessment

Register for the ParaPro Assessment here.

The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction. It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated No Child Left Behind Act.

Who takes it?

The test is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.

How long Is It?

Test takers have 2.5 hours to complete the test.

What subjects are on the test?

Test subjects include reading, writing and math.

What are the questions like?

The test has 90 multiple-choice questions, approximately two-thirds of which focus on basic skills and knowledge. The remaining one-third focus on applying skills in the classroom. All test questions are in English.

How is the test given?

The test is delivered on computers provided by the testing center.

Where is the test given?

The test is offered once a month in Columbus, Ohio at the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio.

What are the testing dates?

Testing dates are scheduled on a monthly bases throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Click a date below to register for that event.

April 19, 2017

May 23, 2017

June 20, 2017

July 19, 2017

August 16, 2017

September 20, 2017

October 24, 2017

November 21, 2017

December 13, 2017


All tests begin at 1 p.m. Please arrive 10 minutes early for seating and test orientation.

How much does it cost?

The testing fee is $55, paid by credit card during registration. The fee is nonrefundable. You may also mail a check, made payable to ESCCO, to the address below:

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio Attn: Sandy Denney
2080 Citygate Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219

How are scores reported?

Unofficial scores are available onscreen and can be printed at the end of the test. The official score report comes approximately 2–3 weeks after the test date and is reported to the school district that purchased the assessment. A copy of your score is automatically sent to the ODE’s teacher credentialing office.

What test preparation is available?

ETS has developed a study guide and a practice test for test takers to help them prepare for the Assessment. The free Study Companion (PDF) and other useful tips are also available.

Additional questions?

Please contact Tom Reed by phone at 614.542.4120 or email at