Title I Paraprofessional Information

Arizona’s Model for Identifying Highly
Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Federal Requirements for Paraprofessionals

According to federal guidance (P.L. 107-110 No Child Left Behind) all K-12 instructional paraprofessionals in a Title I school-wide program or instructional paraprofessionals paid with Title I funding in a targeted program must meet the following requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED


  • An Associate’s degree or higher OR
  • Completed two years of study (equaling 60 or more credit hours) from an accredited institution of higher education OR
  • Obtained a passing score on one of the ADE approved assessments below:
    • ParaPro
    • ACT Workkeys (requires Business Writing, Applied Mat & Reading Comprehension test results)
    • Master Teacher’s ParaEducator PD Now (formerly ParaEducator Learning Network)

Arizona Paraprofessional Assessments

The Arizona Department of Education does not retrieve or retain exam results for paraprofessionals.  All arrangements for testing are made directly with the providers listed below.  ADE approved assessment providers can be reached via the Internet sites or at the following telephone numbers:

Arizona Highly Qualified Attestation Form – Instructional Paraprofessional