South Carolina

Department of Education

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Compliance with NCLB

Standards to Measure Professional Growth of Paraeducators

Not evident

Policy that Distinguishes Paraeducators Working with Special Education

  • Regulation No.: R43243, Special Education, Education of Students with Disabilities
    • 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.

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

Not evident

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

Not evident

Document Previewed by Fawn Lewis, Education Programs Professional, Office of Educational Opportunity, South Carolina Department of Education, March 20, 2013