Rules & Exam Content
The assessment is divided into six portions, with each portion being scored separately. A participant may retake portions of the assessment that previously were not passed. An individual may retake any portion of the exam for an additional charge. The Local Academic Paraprofessional Assessment Certificate of Completion will be issued to the individual when all components have received passing scores of 80% or above.
No calculators, computers, cell phones, dictionaries, electronic translators or other personal means of assistance are allowed. If specific accommodations are required, such as visual or auditory, please notify the PDS Program as you pre-register, so appropriate arrangements can be prepared.
No portions of the exam are timed. The approximate time period allotted to complete the entire assessment is three hours.
Paraprofessional Assessment Exam Content:
Reading Content: Thirty Multiple Choice Questions
Reading Skills of Assistance: Ten Multiple Choice Questions
Math Content: Thirty Multiple Choice Questions
Math Skills of Assistance: Ten Multiple Choice Questions
Writing Skills of Assistance: Ten Multiple Choice Questions
Writing Sample: A One Page Written Essay