Highly Qualified

USD 305 is requiring that all paraeducators that are "instructional paraeducators" become highly qualified (this will not apply to preschool paraeducators). To become "highly qualified" and be allowed the pay increase, the pay educator must have:

  • Completed at least 2 years of study at an institution of higher education, or
  • Obtained an AA degree (or higher).
  • Completion of two Para Assessments. These include receiving the appropriate score on the following assessments:
    • Assessment 1: Reading, Writing, Math: Instructional Support (65% to pass)
    • Assessment 2: Reading, Writing , Math: Knowledge and Application (70% to pass)

Contact CKCIE at 309-5100 for more information.