Paraprofessional (Instructional Assistants) Requirements

  • Kershaw County requires all instructional paraprofessionals to complete at least one of the following three requirements:

    At least two years of study at an accredited institution of higher education; or

    • An associate’s degree ( or higher); or 
    • An approved State or local academic assessment that measures the paraprofessional’s knowledge of and ability to assist in instruction of the following subjects at the appropriate level
      • Reading, writing, and mathematics; or
      • Reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness

    To meet this assessment requirement, Kershaw County School District uses the Parapro Assessment (ETS) or Work Keys. The minimum passing score for Parapro is 456.