• 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.


Last Modified on February 8, 2019