Highly Qualified (HQ) Requirements for Educational Assistants
In compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Educational Assistants at Title-I schools must meet the requirements to demonstrate Highly Qualified (HQ) status. Pacific Ridge Elementary is a Title-I school, which means that all K-5 Educational Assistants must be Highly Qualified. For 6-12 Educational Assistants, HQ status is desired but not required. The District must document the HQ status of all Educational Assistants.
TO BE HIGHLY QUALIFIED (HQ) YOU MUST HAVE :
◼ Completed two years of study at an institution of higer education; OR
◼ Obtained an Associate's degree (or higher); OR
◼ Pass an approved state or local academic assessment of reading, writing and math skills (within 10 weeks of beginning employment).
The Accuplacer test is an approved assessment used to meet the HQ requirement and is available through Clatsop Community College (CCC). Click HERE for more information about Accuplacer and to search for all available testing locations. The CCC testing center contact is: email@example.com.