The ParaPro Assessment for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals measures skills and knowledge in reading, mathematics, and writing, as well as the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to assist in classroom instruction.
The computer-based test consists of 90 multiple-choice questions across three subject areas of reading, mathematics and writing completed within 2.5 hours. Approximately two-thirds of the questions in each subject area focus on basic skills and knowledge and the remaining one-third of the questions focus on the application of those skills and knowledge in a classroom setting.
Unofficial scores are available on screen. Official score reports arrive by mail approximately 2 – 3 weeks after the test date. Contact your school district to verify the qualifying score. Fletcher Technical Community College does NOT establish the passing score for any school district. Each district sets its own qualifying score.
WorkReadyU – Fletcher Thibodaux campus provides a ParaPro preparation class. Call 985-448-5925 for preparation class information only.
The ParaPro is proctored at the Schriever campus only – 1407 Highway 311, Room 127-A.
DO NOT GO TO THE THIBODAUX CAMPUS TO TAKE THE EXAM.
All you need to bring with you is your identification. You are not allowed to take personal items including electronic devices such as cellular phones, iWatchs, etc. in the testing lab. You will be asked to leave them in another room. No food or drinks allowed in the testing lab.
The ParaPro test may be taken once every 21 days, not including your initial test date. If you violate this restriction, the scores from your retest will not be reported and your test fees will not be refunded.
Cost is $80. Please arrive at least a half hour early.