Testing for the Tehama County ParaEducator Proficiency Assessment is a service provided by the Tehama County Department of Education (TCDE) for school districts in Tehama County.
If you are seeking employment in a school district as a paraeducator (teacher’s aide, instructional assistant, etc.), pursuant to Education Code 45330, you must either possess an A.A. degree or higher, have two years of college (48 units), or pass an assessment of your knowledge and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics as appropriate to the responsibility of the position. In Tehama County in order to meet this assessment requirement, TCDE administers the ParaEducator Proficiency Assessment.
The test is administered at TCDE, 1135 Lincoln Street, Red Bluff, and is given at 9:00 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. on scheduled test days . Each session is limited to 25 participants and is approximately 2.5 hours long. The cost for the test is $5.00, which is payable at the testing session.
The test is comprised of four sections: Math, English Language Arts, ability to assist in the classroom, and a writing exercise. All sections of the test must be passed in order to receive verification of achievement. A pre-test is available to assist you to prepare for the test, or online tutoring is available from Brainfuse
Individuals taking the test are not allowed to use calculators, dictionaries, cell phones or any other type of aides.
If a "reasonable accommodation" is necessary, the Human Resources Services Department needs to be notified before the day of the test.
For more information or to sign up for the test, call TCDE Human Resources Services at 527-5811. Please specify which session date and time you would like to attend.