course description

PASS - Paraeducators Achieving Standards Successfully is a nationally-developed course designed to assist paraeducators in meeting the requirements for the federal Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA), by demonstrating competencies in the areas where they will be assisting students. According to section 1111 of ESSA, (g)(2)(J), paraeducators must have one of the following: 1) attended two years of college; 2) have a two-year degree; or 3) must have passed a district developed test showing competency in the areas where they will be assisting students. The person must have graduated high school or equivalent.

The area covered in the PASS course include Reading and Math, with both areas having a nationally developed assessment built directly into the course, assuring that paraeducators who take the course can demonstrate evidence of content mastery to their local districts and the state of Montana. 

Potential participants should verify with districts in which they are employed or seek to be employed that the district accepts the PASS course to demonstrate evidence of content mastery for this purpose.

Visit the registration site or contact Diane Fladmo or Jami Wood for more information: (406) 442-4250 or 800-398-0826

Register and pay with MFPE by September 1st. You will then receive an enrollment key to access the course.

Created by MFPE, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and a team of highly-trained Montana paraprofessional educators

For information on future runs of this course check our Facilitated Course Calendar.

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course and learned so much valuable information to help me in my duties as a para-professional." —Elementary paraeducator, Butte, MT

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Type: Facilitated
Audience: Paraeducators
OPI Renewal Units: 30 hours
Enrollment Opens: 8/22/21
Course Dates: 9/27/2021 - 11/7/2021