federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and IDEA regulations called upon
Washington State to ensure a quality para-educator workforce.
Kitsap School District has developed training to assist staff in meeting
the requirements for Para-educator under the No Child Left Behind Act.
This in-district training is designed to provide an opportunity for Para-educators:
To learn about the general requirements of the ETS test;
Why choose this program?
This program provides an in-district option for studying for the para -educator assessment test.
instructors are accessible to assist the candidates throughout the
process. This program is also an opportunity for networking with other
para-eduators in the district. In addition, a highlight of this
in-district program is our partnership with the PSE to provide this
advantage to our district staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who needs it?
in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 established employment
criteria for all paraprofessionals working in Title 1 or like
instructional programs. NCLB tied present and future employment of
paraprofessionals to a university/community college degree, two years of
higher education, or a “rigorous” assessment (test) of knowledge and
skills in the areas of reading, writing, math, and readiness.
2. When can I start a para-educator assessment preparations program?
Preparation classes are offered in the North Kitsap District or may be
pursued at the Olympia Educational Center. Information on times and
dates is regularly emailed to para-eduators in the district.
3. How long does the preparation program take to complete?
format we follow in this district includes a nine-hour training for
para-educators at no cost to the district employees. Each district
employee will be provided resource material (book) and also the
opportunity to take the state mandated test at our district office site.
4. Who do I contact for more information?