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Compliance with NCLB
- Title of Regulation: Nonprofessional/paraprofessional Personnel Positions,
Qualifications and Duties
- Regulation No.: R 43-209
- Defines the role of paraprofessionals, qualifications necessary, and the conditions for employment of paraprofessionals.
- Reviews federally mandated expectations with ParaPro Assessment and WorkKeys noted as acceptable choices if an assessment path is preferred.
- Determining your Institution Accreditation Status For meeting NCLB
- Reviews federally mandated expectations with emphasis upon the need for regionally accredited 60 semester hours.
- To determine if an institution meets South Carolina accreditation standards, a listing of organizations that can verify such is given.
Standards to Measure Professional Growth of Paraeducators
Policy that Distinguishes Paraeducators Working with Special Education
- Regulation No.: R43243, Special Education, Education of Students with
- On page 43 of this document is the following regulation concerning
Paraprofessionals supporting students with disabilities
- Personnel qualifications.
- General. The SEA must establish and maintain qualifications to ensure that personnel necessary to carry out the purposes of this part are appropriately and adequately prepared and trained, including that those personnel have the content knowledge and skills to serve children with disabilities.
- Related services personnel and paraprofessionals. The qualifications
under paragraph (a) of this section must include qualifications for
related services personnel and paraprofessionals that:
- Are consistent with any State-approved or State-recognized certification, licensing, registration, or other comparable requirements that apply to the professional discipline in which those personnel are providing special education or related services; and,
- Ensure that related services personnel who deliver services in their
discipline or profession:
- Meet the requirements of paragraph (b)(1) of this section; and
- Have not had certification or licensure requirements waived on an emergency, temporary, or provisional basis; and
- Allow paraprofessionals and assistants who are appropriately trained and supervised, in accordance with State law, regulation, or written policy, in meeting the requirements of this part to be used to assist in the provision of special education and related services under this part to children with disabilities.
- Personnel qualifications.
Resource Guide for Supervisors: Assisting Local Agencies in Supervision of Paraeducators Beyond NCLB Mandated Expectations
Standards to Measure the Professional Growth of Teachers in a Position to Supervise Paraeducators
Document Previewed by Fawn Lewis, Education Programs Professional, Office of Educational Opportunity, South Carolina Department of Education, March 20, 2013