All educational assistants or others employed or contracted in that capacity must:
- Have a high school diploma or the equivalent;
- Be at least 18 years of age; and
- Have standards of moral character as required of teachers (OAR 584-005-0005).
- In addition to the qualifications listed in section (1) of this rule, educational assistants providing translation services must have demonstrated proficiency and fluency, knowledge of and the ability to provide accurate translations from a language other than English into English and from English into a language other than English.
In addition to the qualifications listed in section (1) of this rule, Title I-A educational assistants must have:
- Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; or
- Obtained an Associate’s (or higher) degree; or
- Meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate through a formal state, or local academic assessment or para-educator certificate program, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics.
The WESD uses the Accuplacer assessment provided by The CollegeBoard to support PARA-PROFESSIONALS to meet highly qualified status, a requirement for Title I funded schools under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading - 225 passing score
- Accuplacer Next Generation Writing - 225 passing score
- Accuplacer Next Generation Arithmetic - 240 passing score
Please note, ESSA requires English proficiency, therefore ACCUPLACER Assessments are only available in English.
Schedule your Assessments:
- Please complete this form to request your registration. See more details on our ACCUPLACER webpage
Local Proctoring Option
Contact Heather Burks to complete the local proctoring training and certification.
ODE Qualifications of Paraprofessionals/Educational Assistants