UPDATE: In order to minimize the spread of the
COVID-19 virus, the Columbia Basin College's Assessment Center has temporarily
cancelled the delivery of the ParaPro exam until further notice. Information
will be posted to this webpage when testing is scheduled to resume. Please visit the ParaPro website for more information regarding
available test locations or call 1-800-772-9476
for questions. Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any
inconvenience you may experience. We are doing everything we can to help slow
the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep you and our community healthy.
Following Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay
Healthy” order, Columbia Basin College campuses will continue operating
remotely through 11:59 pm on May 4. During this time the Assessment Center will
continue to provide answers to your testing questions by phone or email.
Contact us at email@example.com or call 509-547-0511
during regular business hours. Remote operators are ready to answer your
call. Please visit our Available Services webpage for current
information regarding campus resources.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: When the campus is closed for reasons such as inclement weather, testing will be rescheduled to another session. Please contact the Assessment Center at 509-542-4860 for assistance with rescheduling. Thank you.
This exam is designed to measure reading, writing, and math knowledge for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals, along with their ability to apply these in a classroom environment. This evaluation is intended to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated “No Child Left Behind Act.”
When can I test?
The Assessment Center typically proctors this exam on the first and third Friday’s of each month at 8:30 am. For exact dates visit our CBC Testing Calendar.
Can I retake the test?
Yes. The ParaPro Assessment may be taken once every 22 days, not including the day you took the test. There are no current limits on how many times you can take the exam in a year. Same fees and conditions apply each time you test.
How do I register to take the ParaPro Assessment?
8. Scores will automatically be sent to the states Teaching Credentialing Agency at the end of your testing session. Questions regarding scores and content may be answered by contacting ETS at 1-800-772-9476.
How do I request accommodations?
Columbia Basin College and Educational Testing Service (ETS) are committed to providing reasonable testing services for candidates with documented disabilities or health-related needs. Accommodation requests must be submitted directly to the ETS Accommodations site. Requests for accommodations should be submitted as early as possible as they may take several weeks to review and complete. For additional assistance with your request, call 1-866-387-8602 or 1-609-771-7780 (M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm ET)
How is the test delivered?
All test questions are in English and delivered online.
How long is the test?
The exam is 2.5 hours. Arrive at least 30 minute early to allow for payment and check-in. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30 am. No late arrivals will be seated.
What is the cost?
The $80 NON-REFUNDABLE fee must be paid on test day prior to taking the exam. Check in at the Assessment Center, Building H (Room H119), to receive your payment ticket for the cashier at HAWK Central. You may pay with cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard credit/debit. Doors open on Fridays at 7:00 a.m.
What subject areas are on the test?
The exam consist of 90 multiple-choice questions. Math (30 questions), Reading (30 questions) and Writing (30 questions).
How do I prepare?
Review the Study Companion, ParaPro tutorial and an Interactive Practice Test. Preparing for the exam is strongly encouraged.
What score do I need to pass?
Washington state qualifying score is 461.
How long does it take to receive my scores?
Unofficial scores will print at the end of your test. You will receive official score reports approximately 2-3 weeks after you test.
What if I lose my score report?
Additional score reports can be requested through ETS for tests taken in the past ten years. There is a $50 non-refundable fee.
Visit the ETS website to learn more.
ParaPro Assessment information Bulletin 2017-18
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