Metro ECSU provides administrative services to its members in several areas. Past and current activities have included administration of grants and contracts, project management, and multi-organization program coordination.
Administration of Grant Monies
Metro ECSU offers contracted services in the administration of district grant monies targeted for education. Metro ECSU works with schools, handles the accounting and creates final reports for districts.
Metro ECSU, through a joint venture with Educational Testing Service (ETS), is pleased to be named as an administration and exam site for the ParaPro Assessment Examination. The ParaPro Assessment Exam has been approved for use in Minnesota as a way for current or aspiring paraprofessionals to demonstrate competencies in reading, math and writing as required under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.
The ParaPro Assessment Examination is a computer delivered exam that consists of 90 multiple-choice questions. Approximately two-thirds of the questions focus on comprehension skills and knowledge, the remaining one-third focus on applying these skills in the classroom.
Advantages to using this value-added service through Metro ECSU
- Flexible exam scheduling (morning and afternoon availability, Monday-Friday)
- Access to a computer with pre-loaded exam software
- Conveniently located metro exam site
- Test-takers receive their score immediately after taking the exam
Exam Administration Fee: $85.00
To learn more about the exam process or to schedule an exam date and time, please contact Sandy Giancola at 612-638-1502.
Cooperative Insurance Services
Metro ECSU works with various insurance brokers in the areas of long-term disability, and life insurance. Members can receive significant cost-savings in the purchase of policies for their groups.