ETS ParaPro

ETS ParaPro

The Assessment Center is working remotely in response to COVID-19. Until further notice, ETS Para Pro testing will be available online and may be taken from the convenience of your home.

Congratulations—you want to become a certified teacher’s assistant! CBC can help you in this pursuit through the Assessment Center’s offering of the ParaPro Assessment—an online, general aptitude test required for paraprofessional certification that offers employers an objective assessment of your foundational knowledge and skills. This exam is designed to measure reading, writing and math knowledge and application of that knowledge in a classroom environment. It consists of 90 multiple choice questions and satisfies the requirements of the federal legislation within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The ParaPro exam is now available online using Prometric’s ProProctor™. Appointments are available 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday, and payment in the amount of $91 is required at the time of scheduling. 

For more information about computer requirements, accommodations, and to schedule your test, visit the ETS website.

About taking the ETS ParaPro Exam online

There is a fee of $91 due at the time of scheduling the online ETS ParaPro exam.

Appointments are available 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can schedule your appointment online at the Prometric website.
You'll want to be sure to have a computer with a camera, stable internet connection and the ability to install a lightweight app prior to scheduling.  Visit the ETS website for more information.

Two and a half hours is allotted for the test, which consists of 90 multiple choice questions.

You can visit the ETS ParaPro website to access a study companion, tutorial and interactive practice test.

Get study materials!

No. In-person ETS ParaPro exams are not available at this time.

Unofficial scores are available onscreen and to print at the end of your test. The Washington State qualifying score is 461.

Official score reports, including additional materials to help you understand your results, are automatically sent to you and Washington State’s teaching credentialing office.

Additional score reports are available for 10 years for a non-refundable fee of $50.

Additional score reports

Yes. The ParaPro Assessment can be taken once every 28 days.

Your scores are digitally retained with ETS for 10 years.

Yes. Accommodations must be submitted directly to ETS ParaPro as early as possible, as they may take several weeks to review and complete. Visit the ETS ParaPro website for more information.

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