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School Board Policy 627

627 TITLE I PARAPROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MEETING NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

I. PURPOSE

    No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements for Title I paraprofessionals will be met by:

  1. Two years of study at an institution of higher education; (a minimum of 60 semester credits or the amount required to complete two years of full time enrollment as determined by the institution attended).

    OR

  2. An Associate's degree (an AA, AS, AAS (or higher) degree).

    OR

  3. A demonstration, through a formal state assessment to show knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and math.

    The standard can be met one of two ways:

    1. A passing score on the state approved ParaPro test. The cut score for the ParaPro is 460 points.

    2. Demonstrating all Minnesota Paraprofessional Core Competencies (1-8) by local district validation of a portfolio through: transferable work experience, college courses, workshops/conferences, Para eLink or a similar curriculum that focuses on recent training addressed in Competency 9 of Reading, Math and Writing.

Reference:

No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

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