Delaware

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Paraeducator

Compliance with NCLB

  • If you would like to work as a Title I, Instructional, or Service Paraeducator
    • https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/registration/deeds_reg_paraeducator.aspx
    • Defines Title I Paraeducator, Instructional Paraeducator, and Service Paraeducator, specifying what documentation is needed to show compliance for the Title I position prior to beginning the permit application.
    • To qualify for a Title I Permit, you must have one of the following:
      • High school diploma/GED and a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment
        • A score of 459 or higher is required on the ParaPro Assessment.
      • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of instruction at a regionally accredited institution of higher education
      • Associate’s degree or higher degree

Standards to Measure Professional Growth of Paraeducators

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Policy that Distinguishes Paraeducators Working with Special Education

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Resource Guide for Supervisors: Assisting Local Agencies in Supervision of Paraeducators Beyond NCLB Mandated Expectations

  • If you would like to work as a Title I, Instructional, or Service Paraeducator
    • https://deeds.doe.k12.de.us/registration/deeds_reg_paraeducator.aspx
    • Defines Title I Paraeducator, Instructional Paraeducator, and Service Paraeducator, specifying what documentation is needed to show compliance for the Title I position prior to beginning the permit application.
      • To qualify for an Instructional or Service Permit, you must have a High school diploma or GED.
  • Guidelines for Renewal of a Paraeducator Permit
    • Guidelines for Renewal of Para Permitdoc
    • A permit system was established for Delaware Paraeducators pursuant to 14 Del. Code, Chapter 12. This permit is implemented by the Delaware State Department of Education and verifies an individual’s qualifications and training to serve as a Title I, instructional, or service paraeducator. It is issued upon the request of the employing school district (or charter school) to all who meet the requirements of the permit (15 clock hours of professional development). It is valid for five years and is renewable through another 15 clock hours of professional development activities. Acceptable professional development options are:
      • College credit,
      • Planned school professional development day,
      • Professional conference/Workshop/Institute/Academy, or
      • School, District or State-Sponsored Committee.

Standards to Measure the Professional Growth of Teachers in a Position to Supervise Paraeducators

None evident