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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). 

Please check our Useful Links page to get more information about No Child Left Behind and the Paraprofessional requirements. 

ParaPro Assessment 

Northland Learning Center is offering the ParaPro Assessment Test two times a month from October through June and then weekly from July through September. The test is offered on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 3:00 pm. The cost is $70 (only take checks or money orders - no cash). They only have 5 computers set up for this test, so can only do five people at a time.

Northland Learning Center, 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 or email Rachel at (218) 741-9201 ext 0 or

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

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