ParaPro Assessment

This page provides access to all the key info you need as a ParaPro test-taker, including 2024 exam dates, testing center locations, fees, registration info and prep resources.

You can also view our free ParaPro Study Guides for a concise, bullet-pointed listing of exactly which topics appear on your exam. Then take our free ParaPro Practice Tests to see your current likelihood of passing and a breakdown of your individual strengths and weaknesses.

Need help preparing? We offer Self-paced Online Prep Courses that teach you all the content knowledge and test strategies you need to pass.

  • Reading, Mathematics, Writing
  • 90 multiple-choice questions (30 from each content category)
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Varies by state or district

ParaPro Overview

The ParaPro Assessment (1755) is a general aptitude test required in many states for paraprofessional certification. It measures skills and knowledge in reading, mathematics, and writing. Often school districts use ParaPro scores to assess your foundation of knowledge and skills.

Reading covers Reading Skills and Knowledge; and Application of Reading Skills and Knowledge to Classroom Instruction.

Mathematics covers Number Sense and Basic Algebra; Geometry and Measurement; Data Analysis; and Application of Mathematics Skills and Knowledge to Classroom Instruction.

Writing covers Writing Skills and Knowledge; and Application of Writing Skills and Knowledge to Classroom Instruction.

All content categories consist entirely of multiple-choice questions. Use of a calculator is not permitted.

ParaPro Testing Costs

2024 ParaPro Testing Costs*

Below is an overview of the 2024 ParaPro testing fees for computer-based testing.

Service Fees
Prometric Test Center Registration $85
Test Center Registration $55
Assessment at Home Registration $85
Prometric Test Center Reschedule Fee $42.50
Assessment at Home Reschedule Fee $42.50
Additional Score Reports $50 each


ParaPro Test Dates

2024 ParaPro Test Dates*

Computer-based testing for the ParaPro exam is available year-round based on the availability of the testing location. Alternatively, online-proctored testing is offered remotely.

Test Name Test Dates
ParaPro Assessment Continuous Testing


*This information is subject to change. All test-takers should visit the official ParaPro website at to confirm fees, registration, and testing requirements before enrolling.

Not sure how you’ll perform on the exam? Start by viewing our free ParaPro Study Guide to get a concise overview of exactly what subject matter will appear on your exam. Then take our free, full-length ParaPro Practice Test with diagnostics to see your overall likelihood of passing and identify any areas in which you may need to improve.

Our Core Plus Online Prep Programs feature: 

  • instructional videos that teach you the exact content you need to pass
  • interactive practice tests that replicate the real exam
  • virtual tutoring videos that guide you through every practice question
  • advanced diagnostics that offer in-depth insights into your strengths and weaknesses
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