Programs & Services

Parapro Testing

Paraprofessional Frequently Asked Questions


Who Takes the Test?

The test is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.


When and Where Can I Take the Test?

The test is given at the Wood County ESC by appointment only. Please call Kelly Llanas at 419.354.9010 ext. 305 to make an appointment.


How Long is the Test?

Test takers have 2.5 hours to complete the test.


What Subjects are on the Test?

Test subjects include reading, writing, and math.


What are the Questions Like?

The test has 90 multiple-choice questions, approximately two-thirds of which focus on basic skills and knowledge. The remaining one-third focus on applying skills in the classroom. All test questions are in English.


What Test Preparation is Available?

Click on Study Companion Guide for a free copy.


How is the Test Given?

The test is delivered on a computer and administered by appointment at the Wood County ESC.


What is a Passing Score?

Test takers must score at least 456.


Can I Retake the Test if I Don’t Pass?

A test taker must wait 21 days before retaking the test.


How are the Scores Reported?

Your unofficial scores are available onscreen and can be printed at the end of the test. Your official score report is mailed approximately 2–3 weeks after the test date via the e-mail address provided when you registered for the assessment. A copy of your score is automatically sent over the ODE’s credentialing office.



$65 is due the day of the test. Payment is only accepted in the form of cash (Exact Amount Please!) or a money order payable to Wood County ESC.


Identification Requirements:

Each test taker is to present an acceptable ID that includes the test taker’s name, photograph and signature. Acceptable identification includes:


·      A current valid Photo Driver’s License

·      A current valid Passport

·      Military Identification


What to Bring:

Scratch Paper


Prohibited Items:

Test takers should have nothing on the desk other than scratch paper and pencils. The use of any of the following items in the testing room is strictly prohibited. Possession or use of any of these devices will result in immediate dismissal from the testing room, forfeiture of test fees, any cancellation of test scores.

·      Books or pamphlets

·      Protractors

·      Calculators

·      Compasses

·      Rulers

·      Translators

·      Dictionaries

·      Phone or any electronic, recording, listening, or photographic device.



If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Dyar at 419.354.9010 ext. 305 or