Teacher Assistant


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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 Assistant (Short)

Teacher Assistant

Assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing instructional support activities, such as developing teaching materials, leading discussion groups, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Teach undergraduate-level courses.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Evaluate and grade examinations, assignments, or papers, and record grades.
  • Lead discussion sections, tutorials, or laboratory sections.
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Working with Computers
  • Develop teaching materials, such as syllabi, visual aids, answer keys, supplementary notes, or course Web sites.
  • Inform students of the procedures for completing and submitting class work, such as lab reports.

About the test (Full Version)

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 and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Education Delivery Fundamentals
  • 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:25-9044.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Education, Training, and Library
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$29,540 or less
Bottom 25%:
$33,000 or less
$43,750 (Average)
Top 25%:
$60,450 or more
Top 10%:
$73,450 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:20,900

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Communications and Media
  • Psychology
  • Administrative
  • Sociology and Anthropology
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Instructing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Complex Problem Solving
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Written Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Near Vision
  • Originality
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
Doctoral 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:
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
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Alternate Titles for this Role: College Biology Teaching Assistant (College Biology TA), Exam Proctor, Faculty Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant, Graduate Fellow, Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Student, Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Graduate Teaching Associate, Proctor, Research Assistant (RA), Teacher Assistant, Teaching Assistant (TA), Teaching Fellow, Testing Proctor

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a supplies order.
  • Learn about and explain work schedule guidelines.
  • Review measurements to ensure they are in the proper range.
  • Calculate contribution for a savings account.

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