• Paraprofessionals play important roles in schools and help make classrooms more inclusive . They add another layer of support to the classroom, allowing students to have more opportunities for one-on-one support.

Paraprofessional Requirements

  • The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires that paraprofessionals meet one of the following qualifications if the paraprofessional will perform instructional duties in a Title I, Part A program:



    • Have completed 48 semester hours of college coursework; or
    • Have obtained an associate's (or higher) degree; or
    • Have met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment
    • Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing and mathematics; or
    • Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.



    ​If you have not completed 48 college hours or earned an associate's degree or higher, you can become recognized as a highly qualified paraprofessional by ALVIN ISD through the successful completion of the ParaPro Assessment.  The ParaPro Assessment is an online test which is administered monthly by the Human Resources Department. To register for an upcoming assessment, please call or email Ana Huffman. Please note that the deadline to register for each assessment is exactly one week prior to the test date. 



    You will be required to wear a mask while testing.  You can find study guides and additional information about the assessment at     Para Study Guide



    Please email Ana Huffman at if you have further questions.





    Exam days will be located at JBH (media room)



    Exam time and Exam days




    7:30AM-11:30AM SESSION


    September 8, 2021

    September 22, 2021

    October 6, 2021

    October 20, 2021

    November 3, 2021

    November 17, 2021

    December 1, 2021

    December 15, 2021

    January 5, 2022

    January 19, 2022

    February 2, 2022

    February 16, 2022

    March 2, 2022

    March 23, 2022

    April 6, 2022

    April 20, 2022

    May 4, 2022

    May 18, 2022



















    Ana Huffman

    HR Assistant / Paraprofessional Coordinator

    Alvin ISD Human Resources Department