Paraprofessional Exam Information

Requirements for Paraprofessionals (Classified Classroom Support):

  • High School diploma or GED AND 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 Arizona Department of Education approved assessments below:
    • ETS ParaPro Assessment (Praxis)
    • ACT Workkeys (Writing, Applied Mathematics & Reading for Information)
    • Master Teacher’s ParaEducator PD Now! (formerly ParaEducator Learning Network)

The Arizona Department of Educator does not retrieve or retain exam results for paraprofessionals. ADE approved assessment providers can be reached via the following Internet sites/telephone numbers:

Here are some additional resources for exam providers:

University of Arizona Testing Office
ParaPro Assessment Test
Registration: Contact the Testing Office 520-621-7589
Fees: $105.00 (check, money order, or credit card - due at the time you make your appointment)

ACT Workkeys

This online exam is offered at Central Arizona College in Coolidge and will be administered by appointment only. Registration is required. To set up an appointment call Barbara Encinas at (520) 494-6702.

This exam consists of 3 separate assessments which must all be completed to meet the requirements.

  • Level 4 Applied Mathematics - Test results given that day.
  • Level 4 Reading for Information - Test results given that day.
  • Level 3 Writing or Business Writing - Test results within 1 week.

Due to budget constraints, TUSD is no longer offering the WorkKeys ParaPro Assessments within the District. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources Recruitment Office at 225-6051.

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El Distrito Escolar unificado de Tucson está comprometido a una política no discriminatoria basada en discapacidad, raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género, edad u origen nacional. Esta política prevalecerá en todos los asuntos relativos a la Mesa Directiva, los empleados del Distrito, estudiantes, el público, los servicios y programas educativos y las personas con las que la Mesa Directiva realiza negocios.