Paraprofessional Services

    ESD 105 offers the Parapro Assessment, which measures skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math, as well as the ability to apply these skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.  This assessment was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated No Child Left Behind Act (this is being revised under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Click here to view the OSPI site and the upcoming changes to the program). 
    ESD 105 offers this test through regularly scheduled group sessions.  (See here for upcoming dates.)
    For a helpful overview of the test click here for ETS' Test At A Glance PDF.
    For tips on test-taking, see Reducing Test Anxiety.
    ESD 105 cannot provide you with a copy of the test booklet.  So, please be sure to review available resources from that are linked above.
    The state of Washington requires a passing score of 461 (out of 480) or higher.  If you do not score 461 initially, you may take the test again, but you must wait 21 days between tests. It costs $110.00 every time you take the test.  Unofficial results are available immediately upon exiting the test. Official results are mailed to you from ETS within 2-3 weeks from your test date.
    Important payment/Registration information:
    ONLINE registration and payment are required through the ESD 105 Professional Development website. If you have not yet created an account, please take a moment to do so.  Once your account is created (and open)  you will then be able to go in and register for the session of your choice (until filled). Payment is required IN ADVANCE and may be paid with a credit or debit card.  Purchase orders are accepted from established ESD 105 vendors; those paying with a purchase order must have a valid P.O. number prior to the test date. 
    If you have questions on how to register for a session click on this link to be guided through the registration process

    About the test:

    1. The test is in English only.       
    2. Current cost is $110.00 payable online by credit/debit card.   
    3. A valid picture I.D. is required the day of testing. 
    4. You have up to 2.5 hours to complete this online test.

    5. You will be provided  with scratch paper and pencil. No other assistance is allowed during testing. 
    6. Cell phones must be turned off and all personal belongings checked in with proctor.

For more information or scheduling: