The Preparation Requirements for Effective Paraprofessionals: A Case Study of a Program to Certify Paraprofessionals Under No Child Left Behind

The Preparation Requirements for Effective Paraprofessionals: A Case Study of a Program to Certify Paraprofessionals Under No Child Left Behind

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When the No Child Left Behind law was passed, it contained new requirements for all employees who provide instructional support, including teacher aides or paraprofessionals, in programs receiving Title I, Part A funds. In addition to a high school diploma or its equivalent, the law states that paraprofessionals must have completed two years of study at an institution of higher learning leading to an associate's degree or higher. All paraprofessionals hired after January 8, 2002 must meet the new requirements before they are permitted to work. Paraprofessionals hired prior to that date must have met the requirements by January 8, 2006.Nearly 40 percent cannot draw inferences from written material; only one-fifth can write a persuasive essay; and only ... for example, reported to the Commission that one-quarter of its recent recruits cannot read at the ninth grade level, theanbsp;...


Title:The Preparation Requirements for Effective Paraprofessionals: A Case Study of a Program to Certify Paraprofessionals Under No Child Left Behind
Author:Tony D. Hawkins
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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