Analysis of State Standards for Paraprofessionals

Beale, Elizabeth W.
December 2001
Journal of Instructional Psychology;Dec2001, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p244
Academic Journal
Paraeducators constitute an important and significant portion of instructional delivery to all students. Legislative requirements and expanding paraeducator responsibilities increase the need to identity standards that are linked to specific training practices. Nationally, very little has been done to develop credentialing systems for paraeducators and few standards exist for either credentialing or administrative guidelines. However, states have begun to recognize the importance of developing state standards, credentials, and guidelines. This paper presents a review of state standards for paraeducators and training requirements based on defined competencies.


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