First of all, thank you to everyone who filled out the survey on paraeducator training in our recent newsletter! There were lots of responses and we gathered some great data, the first part of that data is summarized below:
Do you have paraeducator training in your state?
- 53.1% Answered Yes
- 46.9% Answered No
Who provides the paraeducator training in your state?
The training providers included the school, University Department of Family Education, community college, school district, local teachers, state support team, National Education Association, area education agencies, union, paraeducator consortium and a training and technical assistance network.
Do you have paraeducator training in your district?
- 48.7% Answered Yes
- 51.3% Answered No
Who provides the paraeducator training in your district?
Responses to this question included paraeducators, human resources, special education department, special educators, a college, contracted professionals/outside agencies, behavior strategist, reading and math coaches, and district staff development.
More to Come…
Stay tuned for part 2 where we’ll share how many hours of training survey respondents receive and what are the most common topics that are covered.