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At this time, we are currently not administering the ParaPro Assessment. 


The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction. It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated No Child Left Behind Act.

Test takers have 2½ hours to complete the test. The test has 90 multiple-choice questions, approximately two-thirds of which focus on basic skills and knowledge. The remaining one-third focus on applying skills in the classroom. All test questions are in English. The test is delivered on computer and administered by appointment.


The ParaPro Assessment is by appointment only. Appointments can be made by clicking on the "Register Now" button below. ParaPro is not administered when the NKU campus is closed.  

Testing Services may provide evening testing hours upon request. Please email to inquire. 

The Fee for the ParaPro Assessment is $90. This fee will be paid in two parts.

At the time of the registration, the examinee is required to pay Northern Kentucky University a registration fee of $35 This fee is non-refundable.  If you wish to reschedule, you may do so without a charge 7 days prior to your scheduled test date. If you reschedule after the 7-day grace period, you must register and pay the fee again. Please contact Testing Services after paying for the exam. 

The examine must pay ParaPro ETS a $55.00 fee per exam taken. This fee is to be paid by credit card at the test center on the test date.