Paraprofessional Testing

  • The ParaPro Assessment measures the reading, writing and basic math competencies of practicing and prospective paraprofessionals. In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, the ParaPro Assessment can be used to certify teacher’s aides and assistants in the instruction of these subjects to school children.

    The ParaPro Assessment is a general aptitude test given on the computer that offers certification for paraprofessionals. It also offers an objective assessment of a prospective teacher’s requisite foundation of knowledge and skills and the ability to effectively use those skills in the classroom. 

    If you need assistance in preparing for the parapro exam, you can enroll in Tri-District Adult Education as a Basic Skills Upgrade student.  You will attend class for 40 instructional hours and focus on reading and math skills that are tested on the exam.

    Tri-District Adult Education offers parapro exam testing on the following days.  Please call 803-810-8440 to schedule a test.  Available exam dates are below.  The cost of the exam is $100 cash (no checks or credit cards accepted.)

    Friday December 9, 2022 - 9:00am

    Friday January 13, 2023 - 9:00am

    Friday February 10, 2023 - 9:00am

    Friday March 10, 2023 - 9:00am

    Test-takers can also schedule to take the parapro assessment online at 

    *Please note that after March 2023, ETS may move the parapro test to only online testing or testing only at Prometric Test Centers and Tri-District Adult Education may no longer be able to administer the parapro exam.  If we are available to continue to administer the test, more dates will be added at that time.