Definition of a Paraeducator
The following is the CT State Department of Educationís definition of a paraeducator:
A paraeducator is an employee who assists teachers and/or other professional educators or therapists in the delivery of instructional and related services to students. The paraeducator works under the direct supervision of the teacher or other certified or licensed professional. The ultimate responsibility for the design, implementation and evaluation of instructional programs, including assessment of student progress, is a collaborative effort of certified and licensed staff.
About the Para Pro Assessment
The ParaPro Assessment is a test for paraprofessionals adopted by the Educcational Teasthing (ETS) that can be used by states and school districts to comply with the NCLBA.
The Internet Based Assessment is available by appointment only at the following locations:
55 Van Dyke Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
355 Goshen Rd
Litchfield, CT 06759
Participants must call Foothills Adult Education at 1-800-300-4781, ext. 126 to schedule their exam date. Education Connection tries its best to accommodate scheduling needs.
44 Hatchetts Hill Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
The Development Department proctors the Internet-Based Assessment to paraprofessional candidates as needed.
For more information on how to register, please contact Yvonne Tobey at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 1-860-434-4800, ext. 167 or register online at https://www.escweb.net/ct_learn/search.aspx
(and type ParaPro Assessment in the Search box).
For more information regarding the Internet-Based ParaPro Assessment, including study materials, please visit: www.ets.org/parapro
For more information, please contact:Sharon M. S. Fuller
Connecticut State Department of Education
Phone: (860) 713-6814
Fax: (860) 713-7028