Definitions for "Paraprofessionals"
Trained assistants or parents who work with a classroom teacher in the education process.
Another term for teacher or classroom aides. Paraprofessional Quality: By January , 2006 paraprofessionals serving in Title I schools or programs must be highly qualified. These paraprofessioals must have a high school diploma (or equivalent), and must either have an AA degree (or 48 hour equivalent) or must have demonstrated their competence via a state-approved test and direct observation.
Trained workers who are academically trained in a given profession but assist a trained professional in providing certain services, following job-related training. ( 4-05, 4-10)
Keywords:  paraeducators, see
see paraeducators.