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Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Teacher Assistant

Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
  • Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others

About the test

The HR Avatar Teacher Assistant 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 Assistant 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.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Education Delivery Fundamentals
  • 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:25-9041.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Education, Training, and Library
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$18,120 or less
Bottom 25%:
$20,520 or less
$25,410 (Average)
Top 25%:
$31,990 or more
Top 10%:
$38,820 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:37,450

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Public Safety and Security
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Service Orientation
  • Instructing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Coordination
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Selective Attention
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
Less than 1 Month:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Assistant Elementary Teacher, Assistant Reading Teacher, Assistant Teacher, At Risk Paraprofessional, Basic Skills Improvement Program Instructional Aide (BSIP Instructional Aide), Bilingual Teacher Aide, Bilingual Teacher Assistant, Campus Aide, Classroom Aide, Classroom Teacher, Clerical Aide Teacher, Clerical Grader, Computer Aide, Computer Assistant, Computer Lab Assistant, Computer Lab Para Professional, Crisis Intervention Specialist, Early Childhood Teacher Assistant (EC Teacher Assistant), ED Educational Aide (Emotionally Disturbed Educational Aide), Education Paraprofessional, Educational Aid, Educational Assistant, Educational Assistant Teacher, Educational Resources Center Instructional Paraprofessional (ERC Instructional Paraprofessional), Educational Technician, English Language Learner Tutor (ELL Tutor), ESL Instructional Assistant (English as a Second Language Instructional Assistant), ESL Tutor (English as a Second Language Tutor), ESOL Teacher Assistant (English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher Assistant), Examination Grader, Examination Proctor, Examination Scorer, Exceptional Children Teacher Assistant, Exceptional Student Education Aide (ESE Aide), Extended Resource Developmentally Delayed Assistant (Extended Resource DD Assistant), Gifted and Talented Student Education Aide, Grader, Grading Clerk, Helper Teacher, In School Suspension Aide (ISS Aide), In School Suspension Coordinator (ISS Coordinator), Inclusion Paraeducator, Instructional Aide, Instructional Assistant, Instructional Paraprofessional, Itinerant Teacher Assistant, Kindergarten Aide, Kindergarten Instructional Assistant, Kindergarten Paraprofessional, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant, Kindergartners Helper, Learning Support Aide, Library Paraprofessional, Media Aid, Media Assistant, Paper Grader, Para Educator, Para Professional, Paraeducator, Paraprofessional, Paraprofessional Aide, Paraprofessional Aide Teacher, Paraprofessional Education Assistant, Practice or Student Teacher, Preschool Assistant, Preschool Teacher's Assistant, Proctor, Program Assistant, Public Health Training Assistant (PHTA), Readiness Paraprofessional, Reading Aide, Reading Assistant, Resource Paraprofessional, School Aide, SLD Educational Aide (Specific Learning Disability Educational Aide), Special Education Aide, Special Education Assistant, Special Education Associate, Special Education Classroom Aide, Special Education Instructional Assistant, Special Education Para Professional, Special Education Paraeducator, Special Education Paraprofessional, Special Education Teacher, Special Education Teaching Assistant, Special Population Paraprofessional, Study Hall Supervisor, Substitute Teacher, Supervisory Aide, Teacher, Teacher Aide, Teacher Assistant, Teacher Associate, Teacher's Aide, Teacher's Assistant, Teachers Assistant, Teaching Aide, Teaching Assistant, Test Grader, Title I Assistant, TMD Teacher Assistant (Trainable Mentally Disabled Teacher Assistant), Tutor, Visual Aid Expert

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