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How do you take the ParaPro test for paraprofessional certification?

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To take the ParaPro Assessment for paraprofessional certification, find a test center that administers the test and contact the test center directly to register, explains ETS.org. Only certain participating school districts, institutions and education service centers offer the test.

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ETS.org contains a list of test centers by state that offer the ParaPro Assessment. If the school district in which a person resides does not have a test center, that person can contact ETS to find locations near her that do offer the test. To obtain more information, register for the exam or to cancel registration, a person must contact the test center directly.

The ParaPro Assessment is a 2 1/2-hour test with 90 multiple choice questions that tests a person's knowledge of math, reading and writing and the ability to apply those concepts in the classroom. As a part of the No Child Left Behind Act, many states and school districts require a person to meet or exceed a qualifying score in order to pass the Assessment and become certified.

Once the test is completed, the test taker immediately receives her score. Official scores are also sent by mail to the test taker and the designated score recipient. In 29 states, including Virginia, Kansas and Idaho, and the District of Columbia, the ETS automatically sends a copy of a person's test score to the state's teacher-credentialing office.

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