Paraprofessional Requirements / Para Pro


    Highly Qualified Paraprofessionals


    Katy ISD has over 70 campuses with hundreds of paraprofessionals serving those students. All paraprofessionals are required to have some college hours, a high school diploma or a GED. The paraprofessionals at non-Title I campuses only require this qualification. Several of our campuses are designated as Title I and require an additional qualification. 

    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act requires that paraprofessionals also meet one of the following qualifications if the paraprofessional will perform instructional duties in a Title I, Part A program:

    • Have completed 48 semester hours of college coursework; or
    • Have obtained an associate's (or higher) degree; or
    • Have met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment:
      • Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing and mathematics; or
      • Knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.

    ​If you have not completed 48 college hours or earned an associate degree or higher, and you want to apply at a Title I campus, you will need to take the ParaPro Assessment.

    For a list of Title I campuses, click here: Title I Campus List


    Test Prep for Para Pro


    Study materials for the Para Pro can be found here: Test Prep for Para Pro


    Options for taking the Para Pro Assessment


    1. Katy ISD – Human Resources

      • How to Register – report to the HR Building no later than the Thursday prior to the test date and pay the $67 fee (cash or money order)
      • Contact: Ryan Labay, Human Resources Coordinator - or 281.396.2883

      • Location: 438 FM 1463 Katy, TX 77494
      • Test Dates:

        • Wednesday, June 19th (start time of 5:00 p.m.)
        • Tuesday, June 25th (start time of 5:00 p.m.)
        • Wednesday, June 26th (start time of 5:00 p.m.)
        • Monday, July 1st (start time of 4:00 p.m.)
        • Wednesday, July 10th (start time of 5:00 p.m.)
        • Wednesday, July 17th (start time of 5:00 p.m.)
        • Wednesday, July 24th (start time of 5:00 p.m.)
        • Wednesday, July 31st (start time of 4:00 p.m.)

    2. Testing Center Information: 

    3. At-Home Testing Information:

      • Computer must meet the equipment and environment requirements
      • Monitored by a human proctor online through ProProctor
      • Appointments available 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
      • Fee: $85
      • Registration: