Instructional Aide Requirements

All Klein Independent School District (KISD) Educational Assistants must be deemed Highly Qualified as to meet Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandated standards. Each person recommended for employment in an educational assistant position must have 48 hours of college credit or successfully pass KISD's ESSA Test in the areas of Math, Writing and Reading.

Highly Qualified Paraprofessionals
ESSA requires that paraprofessionals hired by an LEA after January 8, 2002, meet one of the following qualifications if the paraprofessional will perform instructional duties in a Title I, Part A program:

  • Have completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education - defined as completion of 48 semester hours (or equivalent trimester hours) of college coursework; or
  • Have obtained an associate's (or higher) degree; or
  • have met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment -
    • knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing and mathematics; or
    • knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.

For your convenience, a Reading, Writing and Mathematics study guide has been added to this website for you to download at your leisure.

PAKS Study Guide - Math

PAKS Study Guide - Reading

PAKS Study Guide - Writing
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