SDE: Paraeducator Information and Resources

Paraeducator Information and Resources

  {Paraeducator of the year ceremony}
Paraeducators play important roles in improving student achievement. To this end, the No Child Left Behind Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act state that paraeducators are to be appropriately trained and supervised. The Connecticut State Department of Education has developed this website to provide resources for paraeducators, teachers, and administrators to understand the appropriate training, supervision, and evaluation of paraeducators.

How to Become a Paraeducator
  • NCLB Requirements
  • About the Parapro Assessment
  • Locations for the ParaPro Assessment
General Resources and Information
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Resources
  • Connecticut State Department of Education Publications
  • PowerPoint Presentations
Professional Development Opportunities and Resources
  • Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
  • National Resource Center for Paraeducators
  • State Education Resource Center (SERC)
  • University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education Research and Service (UCEDD)
Connecticut Regulations and Legislation
  • Definition of a Paraeducator 
  • Connecticut Paraprofessional Legislation 2007
  • School Paraprofessional Advisory Council Information
  • Connecticut Regulations Section 10-145d-401
  • Program Review and Investigations Committee Findings and Recommendations: 2006
  • Program Review and Investigations Committee Findings and Recommendations: 2014
Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator of the Year
  • Information about the Award
  • 2016 Paraeducator of the Year Award Information Packet

For more information, please contact:

Teresa Boyd Cowles, Ph.d.
Education Consultant
Talent Office
Connecticut State Department of Education
165 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 713-6842
Fax: (860) 713-7028

Content Last Modified on 11/23/2015 10:18:01 AM