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Educational Assistants

Compliance with NCLB

  • Licensure and Certification
    • Licensure and Certification
    • Paraeducator (Educational Assistants)
      • A paraeducator works under the supervision of teachers or other professional practitioners. Their jobs are instructional in nature and they provide other direct services to children and youth and their families, including:
        • One-on-one tutoring
        • Assist with classroom management
        • Provide instructional assistance in a computer laboratory
        • Conduct parental involvement activities
        • Provide instructional support in a library or media center
        • Act as a translator, or
        • Provide instructional support services under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher or professional practitioner.
      • Minimum requirements for paraeducators:
        • Forty-eight semester credits of 100 or higher level courses from a regionally accredited institution of higher education recognized by the Department. The 48 credits may be from various program or academic subject areas. In addition, 6 of the 48 credits must have been for math and English courses at the 100 level or higher. Or,
        • An Associate in Arts (AA) or Science (AS) degree from a regionally accredited institution recognized by the Department. The credits earned for the degree must have been for courses that are 100 level of higher.
        • A certificate with a minimum score of 459 on the ParaPro Assessment provided by the Educational Testing Service.
          • For more information, contact the ParaEducator Training Program at 808-441-8411.

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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