The Washington State Recommended Core Competencies for Paraeducators are different from the Title I Paraeducator requirements. Title I requirements specifically mandate knowledge and ability in reading, writing, mathematics, and assisting with instruction in these specific subject areas. Washington State Recommended Core Competencies for Paraeducators (9, 10, and 11) addresses assisting with instruction, but only in general terms. Thus, the Washington State Recommended Core Competencies cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of ESEA Title I Requirements.
The Washington State Recommended Core Competencies for Paraeducators were developed to meet federal requirements mandating qualifications and training for special education paraeducators and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-172-200(3) Staff Qualifications. Implementation of the core competencies provides compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 and WAC 392-172- 200(3) adoption of December 1, 1999. WAC 392-172A-02090 addresses personnel qualifications for paraeducators.
Special Education Recommended Core Competencies