ParaPro Assessment

  • All Education Assistants are required to be highly qualified which is a two year Associates Degree or four year post-secondary degree or, a passing score on the ParaProTest. 

    We also require Special Education Assistants to obtain CPI, CPR/AED and First Aid.  This may be obtained within 6 months of hired.  PCA certification is preferred to be obtained prior to hire as this is a necessary part for third party billing. To Complete PCA certification, please visit the The Minnesota Department of Human Services Individual PCA Assistant Training site.

    Metro ECSU, through a joint venture with Educational Testing Service (ETS), is pleased to be named as an exam administration site for the ParaPro Assessment Examination. The ParaPro Assessment Exam has been approved for use in Minnesota as a way for current or aspiring paraprofessionals to demonstrate competencies in reading, math and writing as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.

    The ParaPro Assessment Examination is a computer delivered exam that consists of 90 multiple-choice questions. Approximately two-thirds of the questions focus on comprehension skills and knowledge, the remaining one-third focus on applying these skills in the classroom.  To learn more about the exam process or to schedule an exam date and time, please contact Angela Skrade, 612.638.1528,

    Exam appointments can be made on a daily basis Tuesday through Friday throughout the calendar year.

    View the flyer for more information.