Pre-Employment Tests
For Educational Institutions

Educational institutions hire for many different types of jobs, and pre-employment tests can be extremely helpful when assessing the different aptitude, personality, and skills associated with success in a wide variety of roles in education.

The Statistics

  • In the next 10 years, there will be a predicted 1.9 million job openings for teachers between preschool and postsecondary school
  • About 500,000 teachers move or leave the profession annually, costing up to $2.2 billion each year

Why Use Pre-Employment Testing

Educational institutions ranging from K-12 schools to Community Colleges and Universities use Criteria's employment tests to help streamline and improve their hiring efforts. These schools and colleges use tests most frequently for administrative and clerical positions, but also for teachers and managerial positions. For organizations whose budgets are constrained, and who need a high-quality testing solution that is also extremely cost-effective, Criteria's testing platform is a great fit.

What Tests to Use

For clerical positions, educational institutions frequently use skills tests such as the Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST), which measures basic math and grammar skills as well overall job readiness and trainability. Criteria's Typing Test and various computer skills tests may also be applicable to these kinds of jobs if they require regular computer use.

For teachers and educators, the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) is often used to assess the problem-solving and learning ability that's important for these roles.

Maintenance workers, school janitorial staff, and similar positions in educational institutions require employees to be conscientious and reliable. The Workplace Productivity Profile (WPP) measures the likelihood of someone engaging in counterproductive workplace behaviors such as tardiness, theft, and absenteeism by evaluating their work ethic and overall dependability.

The Employee Personality Profile (EPP) is another extremely versatile personality test than can be used to hire for many positions within an educational institution thanks to position-specific benchmarks. The test measures twelve different personality traits including cooperativeness, patience, stress tolerance, and conscientiousness that are relevant when hiring for a number of different roles.

Why Criteria

  • State-of-the-art, cloud-based assessment platform
  • Unlimited access to all of our aptitude, personality, and skills tests
  • Tests backed by science and validated for employment
  • Flat-fee pricing model

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