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INFORMATIONAL LETTER: 89
POLICY CODE: CGD/GDA
TO: Superintendents of Schools and School Principals
FROM: Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner
DATE: March 5, 2004
RE: Updated ParaPro Instructions for Districts Intending to Administer the Internet-Based Test (IbT) and/or the Paper-and-Pencil Assessment
In order to use the ParaPro Assessment, each District must activate and receive an ETS District Code, also called a "Recipient Code."
Paraprofessionals who wish to take the Paper-and-Pencil version of the test must put this Recipient Code on their Registration Form to allow their District to receive a copy of their Score Reports. Districts that will be administering the ParaPro Internet-based Test (ParaPro IbT) need this code to access the ParaPro IbT Administrative Website. This website is where you will purchase IbT tests, view IbT scores, etc. To activate and receive your ETS District Code, complete the application at http://www.ets.org/parapro/ippform.html
Although this web page talks only about the Internet-based Assessment, it is now being used to activate all District Codes. After your application has been validated, the e-mail address entered in the application will receive an e-mail message with a "User ID" and password. The "User ID" is your District Code. The password is for accessing the ParaPro IbT Administrative Website to purchase Internet-based ParaPro Tests. If your District does not intend to administer the Internet-based Assessment, please disregard the password and instructions.
If Educational Technicians have already sent in their registrations to take the test in April, they will receive an admission ticket and a correction form attached to the ticket. The District Code/Recipient Code must be added to the correction form at the time the test is taken.
If you have any questions, please e-mail ETS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (609) 734-5555.