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Teacher - Secondary School

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Training and Teaching Others - use classroom management techniques
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.
  • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

About the test

The HR Avatar Teacher - Secondary School Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Teacher - Secondary School test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Education Delivery Fundamentals
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:25-2031.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Education, Training, and Library
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$38,180 or less
Bottom 25%:
$46,110 or less
Median:
$58,030 (Average)
Top 25%:
$74,160 or more
Top 10%:
$92,920 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
961,600
2024 (projected):
1,017,500
Annual U.S. Job Openings:28,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
Top Skills
  • Learning Strategies
  • Instructing
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Coordination
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Social Perceptiveness
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Speech Recognition
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Speech Clarity
  • Written Comprehension
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
87%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
2%
Master's Degree:
10%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
33%
Less than 1 Month:
3%
1 - 3 Months:
9%
3 - 6 Months:
17%
6 Months - 1 Year:
9%
1 - 2 Years:
15%
2 - 4 Years:
7%
4 - 6 Years:
3%
6 - 8 Years:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Review written materials and identify major themes.
  • Make recommendations for improvement based on feedback emails.
  • Solve several math problems.
  • Correctly order needed supplies.
  • Write a short essay to clearly articulate an opinion.
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