Teacher - Special Education

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Teacher - Special Education (Short)

Teacher - Special Education

Teach academic, social, and life skills to middle school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and instructional technology.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Develop or write Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students.
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social development.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Teacher - Special Education 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 - Special Education 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 and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Education Delivery Fundamentals
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • 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:25-2057.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Education, Training, and Library
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2022)
Bottom 10%:
$46,220 or less
Bottom 25%:
$50,920 or less
$62,990 (Average)
Top 25%:
$80,010 or more
Top 10%:
$100,560 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:5,500

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administrative
  • Therapy and Counseling
Top Skills
  • Speaking
  • Instructing
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Information Ordering
  • Inductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 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: Blind Teacher, Braille Teacher, Deaf Teacher, Early Intervention Specialist, EBD Special Education Teacher (Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities Special Education Teacher), ED Special Education Teacher (Emotional Disabilities Special Education Teacher), Emotionally Impaired Teacher, Exceptional Children Teacher (EC Teacher), Exceptional Student Education Teacher (ESE Teacher), Handicapped Teacher, Hearing Impaired Teacher (HI Teacher), Inclusion Teacher, Interrelated Special Education Teacher, Intervention Specialist, Learning Disabilities Special Education Teacher, Learning Disabilities Teacher (LD Teacher), Learning Disabled Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Lip Reading Teacher, Mentally Impaired Teacher, Middle School Resource Teacher, Middle School Special Education Teacher, Middle School Students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities Teacher, MMI Teacher (Mildly Mentally Impaired Teacher), MR Teacher (Mentally Retarded Teacher), Physically Impaired Teacher, Reading Specialist, Remedial Reading, Math, or Other Subject Teacher, Resource Room Teacher, Resource Specialist Teacher, Resource Teacher, SED Middle School Teacher (Serious Emotional Disability Middle School Teacher), SED Middle School Teacher (Severe Emotional Disorders Middle School Teacher), Self-Contained Special Education Teacher, Sign Language Teacher, SLD Teacher (Specific Learning Disability Teacher), Special Day Class Teacher (SDC Teacher), Special Education Resource Teacher, Special Educator, Special Needs Teacher, Teacher, Visually Impaired Teacher

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