pre-employment assessments for

K-12 Schools

Our Teaching Skills Assessment is the perfect fit for administrators looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.

K-12 schools were among the hardest hit by the pandemic, from going virtual on a dime to managing hybrid schooling, and more recently, being stuck in the middle between attempting to keep children safe while balancing parents’ and politicians’ desire to get back to normal. 

All of this puts increased pressure on principles, department leaders and search committees, who are tasked with finding qualified candidates for both teaching and administrative positions.  At HighMatch, we have over 15+ years of experience partnering with K-12 schools.

Over the years, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the qualities that influence success both in the classroom and in administrative roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

Some of our K-12 school clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular K-12 roles such as:

  • School Nurse
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Itinerant Teachers
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Guidance Counselors

Looking to fill a unique role at your school, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your school?

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HighMatch Teaching Skills Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable teaching skills assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to you.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

K-12 School Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in college and university settings, and are frequently requested by our clients.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Integrity: being honest and ethical
  • Leadership: a willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction
  • Self Control: maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behavior

“We’ve taken a huge step forward in implementing a more modern, effective process, and we’re only going to get better now that we have [HighMatch] as part of it.”

Director of Talent Acquisition, University of Central Oklahoma

K-12 School Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success at K-12 schools.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Vocabulary: is the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly and concisely
  • Rapid Problem Solving: is the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. ​ It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects. 
  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible.


UCO uses objective candidate data to improve their hiring processes

Learn how the Talent Acquisition team at UCO were able to improve their hiring process and make better hiring decisions by incorporating candidate data from HighMatch.


K-12 School Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Computer Literacy: this assessment is designed to measure the skills of a person familiar with the technical aspects of computer knowledge as well as knowledge generally known by users
  • Email Etiquette: this test is designed to determine a candidate’s knowledge of email etiquette. It covers a range of topics from email policy, to the structure of email
  • Grammar and Spelling: this test measures candidate’s knowledge of spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, and word usage
  • Internet Basics: this test for Internet Basics aims at assessing the level at which the test taker has developed skills in regards to Internet usage as well as navigation

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more education skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our Services team today.

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HighMatch K-12 School Assessment Solution

Ready to learn how a primary skills assessment test from HighMatch can help your school find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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