Missouri

Department of Education

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Paraprofessional

Compliance with NCLB

Standards to Measure Professional Growth of Paraeducators

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Policy that Distinguishes Paraeducators Working with Special Education

<li>**Focus on&#8230;Issues in Special Education: Paraprofessionals**

	<li><a href="http://dese.mo.gov/se/compliance/documents/tab-paraprofessional.pdf">http://dese.mo.gov/se/compliance/documents/tab-paraprofessional.pdf</a>
	<li>Federal mandated expectations reviewed as well as Missouri's expectations for paraprofessionals with specific duties

		<li>Duties are defined for paraprofessionals
		<li>Training of fifteen hours during initial year of employment and ten hours in subsequent years is recommended addressing the following topics:

			<li>The type of disabilities of the students with whom they work with,
			<li>Basic principles of behavior modification,
			<li>Basic instructional techniques, and
			<li>Necessary skills to work with specific pupils.

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

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

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