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Paraprofessional Information


In order to be considered for contract paraprofessional positions, you must meet the Federal requirements for No Child 
 Left Behind.  The requirement is a minimum of an associates degree or at least 60 semester credits (90 quarter credits) from an accredited college or a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment (Minnesota set the passing score at 460 or above). 

ParaPro Assessment 

Northland Learning Center ( is offering the ParaPro Assessment Test two times a month from September through July and then weekly during August. The test is offered on Tuesday or Thursday at 2:00 pm.  The Summer 2018 schedule is subject to change.

The cost is $70 (only checks or money orders - no cash, debit or credit cards). 

Testing space is limited.

Northland Learning Center is located at 1201 13th Avenue South, Virginia, MN 55792

The timed computer test is 90 questions and 2.5 hours to take.

To register for the ParaPro Assessment Test, please call (218) 741-9201 ext 0.

If you want to prepare for the test, study guides are available at the Duluth Public Library and you can also search for ParaPro Assessment Study Guides on the internet.

Additional information can be found on the ETS ParaPro website:      

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