Para Professional Assessment Exam

About the ParaPro Assessment

What Is It?

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 2½ 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 computer and administered by appointment in participating school districts, regional offices of education and other agencies.

Beauregard Parish Test Center

The Beauregard Parish School Board offers the ParaPro Assessment on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.  Any one interested in taking the exam must call in advance to schedule their test.  There is a $70 charge for the test that must be paid with a money order made out to Beauregard Parish School Board.  Candidates must bring the money order and a picture ID the day of their test.

Practice Information

ParaPro Assessment Practice Test