The Paraeducator exam is comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions separated into three sections: Ability to Assist in Instruction, English/Language Arts and Mathematics. The assessment was developed to meet compliance requirements surrounding the “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Act passed by Congress in January of 2001. The NCLB Act defines “Highly Qualified” as having a high school diploma and one of the following:
Two years of study at an institute of higher education equivalent to 48 semester units; or
Associate’s or higher degree; or
Passage of a rigorous assessment "Paraeducator Exam" demonstrating knowledge of, and the ability to, assist in the instruction of reading, writing and mathematics.