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Teacher - Preschool

Teacher - Preschool

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Teacher - Preschool (Short)

Teacher - Preschool

Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Teach basic skills, such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Serve meals and snacks in accordance with nutritional guidelines.
  • Attend to children's basic needs by feeding them, dressing them, and changing their diapers.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and needs, determine their priorities for their children, and suggest ways that they can promote learning and development.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and field trips.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Teacher - Preschool 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 - Preschool 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 and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Education Delivery Fundamentals
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
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:25-2011.00
Simulation Context:Customer Service Face-to-Face
O*Net Context:Education, Training, and Library
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$21,140 or less
Bottom 25%:
$24,830 or less
Median:
$30,520 (Average)
Top 25%:
$39,720 or more
Top 10%:
$55,050 or more

Hourly US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$10.16 or less
Bottom 25%:
$11.94 or less
Median:
$14.67 (Average)
Top 25%:
$19.10 or more
Top 10%:
$26.46 or more

US Employment Statistics
2018:
523,600
2028 (projected):
560,500
Annual U.S. Job Openings:58,100

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
Top Skills
  • Instructing
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Clarity
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Written Comprehension
  • Fluency of Ideas
  • Speech Recognition
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
14%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
5%
Some College:
6%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
6%
Bachelor's Degree:
9%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
4%
Master's Degree:
6%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
8%
3 - 6 Months:
9%
6 Months - 1 Year:
9%
1 - 2 Years:
16%
2 - 4 Years:
7%
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: Child Development Teacher, Childcare Teacher, Childhood Development Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Group Teacher, Head Teacher, Infant Teacher, Lead Teacher, Montessori Paraprofessional, Montessori Preschool Teacher, Montessori Teacher, Nursery School Teacher, Nursery Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (Pre-K Teacher), Prekindergarten Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Teacher, Toddler Teacher, Child Development Teacher, Childcare Teacher, Childhood Development Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Group Teacher, Head Teacher, Infant Teacher, Lead Teacher, Montessori Paraprofessional, Montessori Preschool Teacher, Montessori Teacher, Nursery School Teacher, Nursery Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (Pre-K Teacher), Prekindergarten Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Teacher, Toddler Teacher

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Respond to customer inquiries about a rewards program.
  • Calculate customer discounts.
  • Answer customer questions about purchasing options.
  • Resolve a customer concern.

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