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Paraprofessional Exam Information

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires all ParaProfessionals (TUSD Teacher Assistants) in Title I districts to have one (1) of the following:

  1. High School Diploma or GED AND an Associate's Degree or higher
    OR
  2. Two (2) years of study (equaling 60 or more credit hours) from an accredited Institution of Higher Education
    OR
  3. A passing score in an ADE-approved ParaProfessional Assessment

Beginning January 2020, Tucson Unified will offer the ParaProfessional Assessment (Option C) for $45.

Interested in registering for the ParaPro Assessment? Email parapro@tusd1.org.

Information for Current TUSD ParaProfessionals

If you are a current TUSD ParaProfessional who needs to take the ParaProfessional Assessment because you do not meet any of the requirements listed above, you are eligible for this assessment at no cost to you from February 5, 2020 to May 22, 2020.

Starting July 1, 2020, every paraprofessional will need to meet this requirement in order to continue serving our students as a ParaProfessional. For more information about this opportunity, please contact us at ParaPro@tusd1.org.

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Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning Governing Board, District employees, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

La igualdad de oportunidades de empleo
El Distrito Escolar unificado de Tucson está comprometido a una política no discriminatoria basada en discapacidad, raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género, edad u origen nacional. Esta política prevalecerá en todos los asuntos relativos a la Mesa Directiva, los empleados del Distrito, estudiantes, el público, los servicios y programas educativos y las personas con las que la Mesa Directiva realiza negocios.

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