Training & testing for paraeducators in SW Washington.
Paraeducator Online Training Courses
ESD 112 offers the SW Washington region introductory level training for competencies 1-6, 7-11, and 13. These competencies are required for paraeducators working in special education. Although beneficial for all paraeducators, they are not required for those in general education.
Please follow the link to register for the paraeducator online training courses.
ETS ParaPro Assessment
ESD 112 also offers the ETS ParaPro Assessment. This is a test that consists of 90 multiple-choice questions. The questions cover reading, writing, and math. Outside notes and calculators are not allowed. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided for you. You are given 2.5 hours to take the test and your scores will be printed upon completion. Passing score for Washington State is 461; passing score for Oregon State is 455.
Testing fees vary by state. The test costs $70 for Washington residents and Oregon residents who work in a Washington school district. All other Oregon residents pay $85. We can accept check, money order, or exact cash. Payment is made when you take the test.
The test is offered at ESD 112 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays. It is one person per time slot, so availability varies. Please call ahead of time to make your appointment.
For additional information regarding study guide material and/or to register for the test, please contact:
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You may also visit the ETS website for additional information and other testing locations.