School Administrator Test

Employers can use school administrator tests to determine whether applicants demonstrate the skills, behaviours, and competencies required to be an effective administrator within a school environment.

  • What is a school administrator test?

    School administrators need to demonstrate a wide range of skills and behaviours in their role.

    Communicating with pupils, staff, and parents, general school administration both written and verbal, managing school resource stock levels, and basic financial administration such as keeping financial records, are all key duties of a school administrator.

    The test involves multiple-choice questions that enable employers to objectively assess a candidate's time management, verbal, and numeracy skills, as well as their attention to detail.

    The level of education required for a school administrator position can vary by the local education authority. This test helps employers determine whether applicants can communicate well, are empathetic and understanding, and can support the efficient running of a school office.

About the School Administrator Test

School administrators provide organisational and clerical support to ensure that a school office runs efficiently. Typical day-to-day responsibilities include drafting letters, producing school newsletters, dealing with queries from parents, paying invoices and keeping financial and attendance records.

School administrators are often the first point of contact for a school. They need to be welcoming and professional by nature, and deal with people's queries effectively.

This test helps employers assess applicants' communication and interpersonal skills, alongside numerical abilities, to shortlist the most suitable candidates for their role.

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  • Why should you use a school administrator test for recruiting?

    When faced with a large pool of applicants, it is often difficult to ascertain which candidates demonstrate the skills required for the role. Using the Picked school administrator skills test in the early stages of the recruitment process helps with this.

    This test identifies the most suitable applicants by objectively assessing a candidate's skills and abilities against those required for the role, such as written and verbal communication, empathy, organisational, and numeracy skills.

    The candidates that score well on the test are shortlisted for an interview; the other candidates are eliminated from the process.

    The school administrator test is also applicable in the recruitment process for several other roles, such as:

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Results for the School Administrator Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses school administrator skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable (e.g. Microsoft Excel), soft skills (e.g. teamwork), aptitude (e.g. error checking) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. detail orientation). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a school administrator were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our school administrator test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

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FAQs

What are the key skills for a school administrator?

Key skills for a school administrator are varied and include:

  • Good spoken and written skills
  • Organisation and prioritising skills
  • Computer literate
  • Comfortable working with numerical and financial data
  • Adaptable
  • Through attention to detail
  • Ability to empathise with others
What other tests are useful for a school administrator?

Other tests employers may want to include as part of their recruitment process for school administrators roles could include Microsoft Office assessments, eg for Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

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