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Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications — Title I

Parents of children in schools that receive Title l, Part A funding have the right to request and receive information about the professional qualifications of teachers and instructional paraprofessionals in their building and must include at a minimum, the following:

Instructional Paraprofessionals

If the child is provided services by an instructional paraprofessional, parents have the right to receive or request information about his/her professional qualifications.

A paraprofessional sometimes is called an instructional assistant. The instructional paraprofessional is employed by the district and assigned to a classroom(s). He/she provides additional teaching assistance supporting the instruction given by the classroom teacher(s).

All instructional paraprofessionals who are performing instructional duties and are funded with Title l,Part A funds, and all instructional paraprofessionals performing instructional duties in a Title l. Part

A schoolwide building, must meet specific requirements:

  • Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education; or
  • Obtained an associate's or higher degree; or
  • Meet a high standard of quality either through.
  • The ETS ParaPro Assessment, or
  • An approved Washington State Paraeducator Apprenticeship Program.