Hiring assessments for

K-12 Schools

Our Teaching Solution helps modern talent teams identify qualified candidates at scale that align with their unique roles and school culture.

Personalized assessments

HR teams at Education companies need an efficient hiring process that identifies candidates at all job levels that align with both the role and school culture.

HighMatch’s personalized assessment solution includes independently validated measures that can assess a candidate’s for only those specific qualities that matter most in the role, using your preferred language.

Industry Snapshot

estimated number of employees in the sector

employed in educational instruction/library roles

employed in administrative positions

Industry expertise

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. 

HighMatch has 15+ years of experience partnering with K-12 schools. Our psychologists have 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.

Measure anything, at any stage

HighMatch has a full suite of content capabilities, enabling our team to approach each role differently.

Our personalization process identifies those capabilities we need to employ to measure what matters most.

Each content capability is made up of independently validated measures that can be used in any combination and at any stage of the hiring process.

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

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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Check out Create, our personalized assessment solution. Our workplace psychologists build tailored assessments that measures those traits that matter most in the role.


  • 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

HighMatch dashboards

HighMatch dashboards are highly personalized, from the competencies reported on to sections, measures, ranges and targets ~ even the look and feel can be tailored to your needs.

Features include:

  • Single Score: a single roll-up performance score
  • Custom Ranges: flexible, client-defined score ranges
  • Topic Scores: tailored topic scores for key sections
  • Answers Tab: easily review answers to questions
  • Action Tabs: email or call applicants with one click
  • Interview Guides: tailored question prompts
  • Development: recommendations for improvement

All content shown for each measure across all sections can be tailored to your needs, using your preferred language.

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Sample Candidate Report

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 us today to learn how HighMatch can build a personalized assessment aligned to your specific roles and culture, using your preferred language.


  • Spatial Visualization: Measures a candidate’s ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions in one’s mind

  • Numerical Reasoning: Measures a candidate’s numerical aptitude and their ability to interpret, analyze, calculate, and draw conclusions using numbers and data sets

  • Logical Problem Solving: Measures a candidate’s ability to draw accurate conclusions based on their observations and experiences

“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


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

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, our clients often couple skills testing with other capabilities 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.

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