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** Please note that appointments for Parapro exams must be made at least 48 hours in advance.  

ParaPro Assessment

The ParaPro Assessment measures the reading, writing and basic math competencies of practicing and prospective paraprofessionals. In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act, the ParaPro Assessment can be used to certify teacher’s aides and assistants in the instruction of these subjects to school children. It is a general aptitude test that offers certification for paraprofessionals. It also offers an objective assessment of a prospective teacher’s foundation of knowledge and skills and the ability to effectively use those skills in the classroom.

Computer-delivered ParaPro Assessments are now available at the Academic Testing Center.  To register and pay click here: http://www.coastal.edu/testcenter/registration/parapro.php 

The fee to take a ParaPro exam is $100 (non-refundable) payable to Coastal Carolina University.  Once the registration has been processed, you will be contacted by the testing center to set an appointment.  Testing hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., closed holidays.