SWWC's ParaPro Assessment Examination Site

  • SWWC, through a joint venture with Educational Testing Service (ETS), is please 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. In Minnesota, a score of 460 is a passing score. The highest score attainable is 480. If a test taker does not meet the minimum score of 460 upon completion of the exam, a waiting period of 22 days must be completed before the exam can be taken again.
    Advantages to using this value-added service through SWWC
    • Flexible exam scheduling (morning and afternoon availability)
    • Access to a computer with pre-loaded exam software
    • Test-takers receive their score immediately after taking the exam. Official confirmation of exam scores are sent directly to test takers approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the exam date.  
    Exam Administration Fee: $85
    Resources for the ParaPro Assessment Exam
    The above practice questions are included in this email only to serve as an indicator of exam questions used in the past.
    Additional Resources
    Exam preparation resources are available from Educational Testing Service, the test originator. Their web address is: www.ets.org. Additionally, resources may be found at local libraries, or through local booksellers either in store or online or at Amazon.com.
    Contact Information
    To learn more about the exam process or to find out when the next exam date is, please contact Dawn Christensen at dawn.christensen@swsc.org or 507-537-2278