Ch_6_Paraeducators - Paraeducators Paraeducators Chapter6

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Paraeducators Paraeducators Chapter 6
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Who are the Paraeducators in Public  Who are the Paraeducators in Public  Schools? Schools? Paraeducators are individuals who  provide instructional and other services to  students, and who are supervised by  licensed professionals who are  responsible for student outcomes. They are also known as  paraprofessionals. Most paraeducators are women.
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Paraeducator Qualifications Paraeducator Qualifications The most common employment  criterion is holding a high school  diploma. How has NCLB changed the  qualifications required of  paraeducators?
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Prevalence of Paraeducators Prevalence of Paraeducators There are approximately 674,000  paraeducators in all capacities in public  schools  (National Center for Education Statistics, 2007). 360,000 paraeducators are employed  to support students with disabilities  (USDOE, 2006).
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Ch_6_Paraeducators - Paraeducators Paraeducators Chapter6

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