New York

Department of Education

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Supplementary School Personnel and/or teaching assistant

Compliance with NCLB

  • “Supplementary School Personnel” Replaces the Term “Paraprofessional” in Part 200 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Memorandum
  • Field Memo #03-228
  • Types of Certificates and Licenses
    • http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/typesofcerts.html#ta1
    • Three levels of Teaching Assistant Certifications are available (though not required)
      • Level I - Entry-level teacher assistants
        • Permits the holder to provide direct instructional services to students under the general supervision of a licensed or certified teacher
        • Valid for three years, renewable twice
      • Level II
        • Permits the holder to provide direct instructional services to students under the general supervision of a licensed or certified teacher
        • Valid for three years, not renewable
      • Level III
        • Permits the holder to provide direct instructional services to students under the general supervision of a licensed or certified teacher
        • Continuously valid with completion of the required professional development hours every five years
  • Subpart 80-5 Requirements Relating to Teaching Practice and Specialized Credentials

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

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

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