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Kentucky Paraeducator Certification

The Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment (KPA) is a rigorous standard assessment that allows the applicant to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and mathematics. There are several school districts who are requiring for the applicant to have the KPA in hand upon applying for teaching assistant and/or paraeducator positions. 

The KPA class and exam is offered through the EKU-Madison Skills U. The KPA exam is provided to all adults who live in or work in Madison County at no cost -- so if you are interested in applying for a paraeducator position, contact EKU-Skills U to register for your assessment.

For information regarding testing, call (859) 622-8065.

Access the KPA Study Guide

The Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment study guide is available for download (click on the active link to access the PDF file). This booklet will provide the applicant with information on the role of the paraeducator and the strategies for assisting with student instruction. Review of this guide will help prepare test takers for the KPA.

KPA Requirements
Paraeducators working in a program supported with Title I, Part A funds must have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (i.e., have completed the GED). Additional qualifying educational requirement for Title I part A funded paraeducators may be met by successfully completing the Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment exam.
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