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NCLB/Paraprofessional: Online Database


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Eleven states have paraprofessional professional development programs:

  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island

Ten states have policies in place that require paraprofessionals with instructional duties to be certified:

  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • West Virginia

Twelve states have requirements for paraprofessionals that exceed federal requirements:

  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

Welcome to the Education Commission of the States' Online Interactive Paraprofessional Database

Paraprofessionals play an important role in education. One of the outcomes of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 was a set of federal standards for paraprofessionals employed in Title I, Part A, funded schools, who provide instructional support in the classroom.

This report investigates each state's response to these requirements, in addition to highlighting what policy states have adopted to internalize these federal standards. Certification requirements were researched as well, though certification of paraprofessionals is not a direct condition of the NCLB act, several states have implemented such requirements.

Please feel free to explore our findings for Title I Instructional Paraprofessional qualifications and certification requirements, paraprofessional professional development programs and state assessments for paraprofessionals.



 

A state profile allows for you to view all, or selected pieces of, information for a single state of your choice. Click on one of the following links, and then click on the state that you would like to view.


 

State comparisons allow you to pick more than one state, and up to four questions, to compare and contrast states of your choice side-by-side.

The collection and analysis of this database is supported by the National Center for Teacher Transformation based at St. Petersburg College, Florida.



Highlights

Research Navigator
Convenient navigation of the four major findings and trends of paraprofessional standards and statistics across the states.

Professional Development Trends for Title I Paraprofessionals
A look at how professional development has come to the forefront of the paraprofessional occupation.


Related Documents

Expert Panel Policy Recommendations for States on Producing Highly Qualified and Highly Competent Paraprofessionals

ECS Paraprofessional Policy Brief

 
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