pre-employment assessments for

K-12 Schools

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

Industry Snapshot

estimated number of employees in the sector

employed in educational instruction/library roles

employed in administrative positions

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

All of this puts increased pressure on 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.

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.

We Understand

Education Roles

Between guiding students towards achievement to developing and ensuring implementation of school policies, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring these roles.

We have over two decades helping our education clients identify candidates for some of the most popular roles that exceed performance targets and align well with school culture.

popular roles include:

  • School Nurse
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Vice Principals
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Guidance Counselors

What Makes a Rockstar
Employee at a K-12 School?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients, from Montessori to charter schools, magnate to parochial.

As a result of this research, we have identified a proven profile of knowledge, abilities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

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.

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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 and fulfilling obligations

  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges

  • Integrity: being honest and ethical

  • Leadership: a willingness to lead and offer opinions

  • Self Control: maintaining composure and controlling anger

These educational organizations Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Education Assessment

HighMatch’s Education assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures personality, aptitude and skills right out of the box.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles. These profiles were built by our workplace psychologists and are validated for accuracy.

For larger organizations, HighMatch can build a personalized assessment tailored to your specific role and culture.

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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.

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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 and fluidity in communication

  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way


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K-12 School Skills

We approach skills testing differently than everyone else. HighMatch skills tests, powered by our modern, testing engine, are short and candidate-friendly.

They are also highly personalized, compiled by our team of workplace psychologists from a pool of components and tailored to measure what matters most in the role.

Skills testing is an important piece of the puzzle, however it’s rarely the whole solution. Our clients couple skills testing with other components to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.


  • Computer Literacy: This fast, mobile-friendly test assesses candidate’s understanding of basic computer use

  • English Fluency: A fast, mobile assessment that tests a candidate’s knowledge of the English language.

  • Math Fundamentals: A short, fast skills test that assesses candidate’s understanding of math concepts

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Email Etiquette and Internet Basics, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

“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

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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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