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:
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.