• The Highly Qualified Paraprofessional Assessment


    Instructional ParaProfessional positions at Fort Bend ISD require either an Associates’ degree or the completion of 48 college credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university. If an individual does not possess any of those requirements, taking and passing the ParaPro Assessment is a viable alternative, however, it does not guarantee you a position. The ParaPro Assessment quantifies candidates’ reading, writing, and math knowledge. This online assessment is conducted through the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website and is proctored by a Fort Bend ISD administrator.  


    Appointment Required.  Please see our availability and register via the SignUpGenius link for a session that best suits your schedule. 


    You may obtain additional information about the test, by visiting the ETS ParaPro website: https://www.ets.org/parapro/about/

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      Available Dates and Registration

      Test Details

      • Cost

      • Testing Location

      • Assessment Details

      • Passing Score

      • Free Preparation Materials

      Testing Procedures & Guidelines

        • Check in with the front desk Receptionist at the Annex (3119 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479) upon arrival.
        • Bring valid state issued photo ID or passport (not expired).
        • Bring debit/credit card or check for on-site payment (cash is not accepted). Payment will be made upon arrival.
        • Although discouraged from bringing personal belongings, technology must be turned off and turned in to the assessment proctor (includes cell phones, smart watches, etc..)
        • Please read and adhere to the Test Center Guidelines provided by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
        • Complete the sign-in process which includes reading and signing the ParaPro Assessment Confidentiality and Regulations Agreement, as well as the online ETS Registration form.
        • The test is administered on a FBISD laptop. Non-mechanical pencils and scratch paper will be provided (which must be left at the test site).
        • Unofficial scores will be immediately viewable upon completion of the assessment. Unofficial scores will be emailed by Fort Bend ISD within 3-5 days. The official scores will be mailed to you by ETS to the address you enter when you purchase your assessment.  These results may take approximately 3-5 weeks.
        • The ETS Retest Policy requires that the test taker wait 28 days before repeating the test.

      Contact Information

      • For questions related to taking the test at the FBISD location, please email:



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      Test Site Alternatives

      •  The Fort Bend ISD staff does not endorse or have additional details about either of these alternative locations, but provides them as a convenience. 


        TX Testing Center:


        TX Testing Center                                 
        10701 Corporate Dr. 285
        Stafford, TX 77477 
        Cell (832) 633-2521
        Ph. (281) 491- 4414


        At Home:


        ETS provides an option to take the test at home, provided you meet their requirements, found at this link.