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NewTool for Paraprofessional Portfolio Reviewers:

Minnesota's Rubric for the Evaluation of the Paraprofessional Portfolio

This rubric can be used by district reviewers for documentation of competency completion for paraprofessionals using a portfolio.  This process allows for an effective and efficient process for districts to assist the portfolio validation team to ensure that paraprofessionals have the required knowledge and skills.

Strategies for Meeting Title 1 and Special Education Paraprofessional Requirements

This is a summary of the federal requirements and how they are applied in Minnesota from the Minnesota Department of Education.


Tools for Paraprofessionals

Strategies for Paraprofessionals Who Support Individuals with Disabilities

A curriculum supporting special educators in their role of teaching paraprofessionals to work with students with disabilities, focusing on increasing paraprofessional knowledge and skills for providing direct instructional and social support to students.
To order, fill out the form available from The Institute on Community Integration Publications Office.

Paralink–A newsletter for paraprofessionals working in education in Minnesota

This newsletter is no longer published, but back issues can be downloaded and viewed in pdf format.

Other Paraprofessional Websites

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