The district audit is a two-part needs assessment that districts may conduct of their current practices related to using paraprofessionals. Part 1 asks districts to provide the context in which their parapros are used. Part 2 asks districts to assess the level of support they believe they provide to their parapros related to essential instructional practices; classroom organization and behavior management; and team member and professional behavior.
The audit can help districts determine areas of strength and areas for growth related to their uses of parapros.
The audit is open to any school district that wishes to complete a self-assessment of the district’s use of and support for parapros. It is recommended that a district team comprised of individuals serving various roles (e.g. director of special education; director of human resources; building level administrator; general education teacher; intervention specialist; paraprofessional) collaboratively complete the audit so that a variety of perspectives are represented.
There is no cost to complete the district audit.
Yes, districts receive and may print their audit results.
It is recommended that the district team collaboratively discuss the audit results and determine next steps the district might take. For more information about how your audit results can be used or how the OPEPP team can support your district, please contact admin@OPEPP.org.