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INFORMATIONAL LETTER: 73

POLICY CODE: CGD/GDA

 

 

TO: Superintendents of Schools

School Principals

 

FROM: Susan A Gendron, Commissioner

 

DATE: January 23, 2004

 

RE: ParaPro Assessment Update

 

Achieving a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment is one of the options an Educational Technician may choose to meet the requirement for a Highly Qualified Paraprofessional as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.

 

Superintendents can now make the Internet-based ParaPro Assessment available in their districts by applying directly to Educational Testing Service (ETS). Specific instructions for applying are found in Administrative Letter #25 dated September 16, 2003.

http://www.maine.gov/education/edletrs/2004/adlet/04adlet25.htm

 

There is no pre-registration required for the Internet-based test. The test is scheduled at the convenience of the participating school district and the test taker, and is conducted at a specific district. Candidates who take the Internet-based test should refer to the Registration Bulletin for policy information about scores and score reports. The Registration Bulletin can be accessed at www.ets.org/parapro.

 

Educational Technicians who prefer to take the ParaPro Assessment at a

pencil-and-paper site must register by mail. Printed copies of the Registration Bulletin are required in order to register for the paper-and-pencil test and can be ordered online at www.ets.org/parapro. You may wish to order multiple copies of the Registration Bulletin to have on hand for those who are interested in taking the test as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The scheduled dates/places for the pencil-and-paper version of the ParaPro Assessment are:

 

DATE LOCATION TEST CENTER #

University of Maine Orono 00436

University of Maine Presque Isle 00453

(Registration must be received at ETS by Feb. 3, 2004)

 

 

University of Maine Orono 00436

University of Southern Maine Portland 00416

University of Maine Presque Isle 00453

(Registration must be received at ETS by March 16, 2004)

 

 

University of Maine Orono 00436

University of Maine Presque Isle 00453

(Registration must be received at ETS by May 11, 2004)

 

 

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