Sample “Assessment Keys” for Teacher Candidates
How do “they” judge prospective educators? What skill-sets are wanted and scored?
Here is a sampling of the rubrics or evaluation tools that employment screening committees may use to rank (and eliminate) the applicants they interrogate. Sources listed below, these were found online and represent a wide variety of benchmarks.
Here’s your opportunity to practice answering interview questions – alone, with your college roommate, friends, or peers in music education methods classes or the NAfME collegiate chapter.
This blog-post should be used in conjunction with these past articles on tips, criteria, and questions suitable for hosting mock interview practice sessions:
- When It Comes to Getting a Job, “S” is for Successful Storytelling!
- Overview – Strategies for Landing a Music Teacher Job
- Criteria for Selection of the “Ideal” Teacher Candidate
- Blueprint for Success – Preparing for the Job Interview
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing
- Interview Questions Revisited
- Those Tricky Interview Questions
- inteREVIEWING the situation… and jobs
Be sure to record your mock interview and assess your performance using these forms. Alternate the evaluation with different rubrics. Remember: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!
Good luck! PKF
Special thanks to the contributions of these institutions:
- University of North Carolina Wilmington
- West Virginia Department of Education
- Kirkwood Community College
- North Dakota State University
- University of Scranton (National Association of Colleges and Employers)
- Edl.io Interview Rubric 2009
- Baltimore Public Schools (TNTP)
- Davidson School Center for Career Development
© 2019 Paul K. Fox