Instructional Designer

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Instructional Designer (Short)

Instructional Designer

Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology into instruction in order to provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. May train and coach teachers. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Training and Teaching Others - assess educational potential or need of students
  • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - plan meetings or conferences
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Instructional Designer 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 Instructional Designer 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
  • Data Entry
  • Project Management 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:25-9031.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level Administrative
O*Net Context:Education, Training, and Library
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$39,270 or less
Bottom 25%:
$51,720 or less
$66,970 (Average)
Top 25%:
$86,100 or more
Top 10%:
$105,650 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:20,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
Top Skills
  • Learning Strategies
  • Instructing
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Expression
  • Speech Clarity
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
Post-Masters Certificate:
Professional Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 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: Career Technical Supervisor, Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), Course Developer, Courseware Developer, Curriculum and Assessment Director, Curriculum and Instruction Director, Curriculum Coordinator, Curriculum Designer, Curriculum Developer, Curriculum Director, Curriculum Facilitator, Curriculum Manager, Curriculum Specialist, Curriculum Supervisor, Education Consultant, Education Coordinator, Education Specialist, Education Supervisor, Educational Specialist, Educational Technologist, Instructional Coach, Instructional Coordinator, Instructional Design Consultant, Instructional Design Specialist, Instructional Design Technologist, Instructional Designer, Instructional Manager, Instructional Material Director, Instructional Materials Director, Instructional Systems Designer, Instructional Systems Specialist, Instructional Technologist, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Instructional Technology Site Technologist, Instructional Technology Specialist, Learning Consultant, Learning Design Specialist, Learning Development Specialist, Learning Specialist, Literacy Consultant, Literacy Specialist, Professional Development Director, Program Administrator, School Standards Coach, Special Education Coordinator, Special Education Curriculum Specialist, Teacher Support and Student Intervention Team Lead, Technology Infusion Specialist, Technology Integration Specialist

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Identify problem areas in expense reports.
  • Proofread a letter for grammatical errors.
  • Schedule an offsite meeting.
  • Perform cost analysis for travel authorization.
  • Communicate maintenance schedule changes with employees.

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