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Working As A Test Proctor

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $80,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Test Proctor Do

Teacher assistants work under a teacher’s supervision to give students additional attention and instruction.

Duties

Teacher assistants typically do the following:

  • Reinforce lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behavior
  • Help teachers with recordkeeping, such as tracking attendance and calculating grades
  • Help teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment, such as computers
  • Supervise students in class, between classes, during lunch and recess, and on field trips

Teacher assistants also are called teacher aides, instructional aides, paraprofessionals, education assistants, and paraeducators.

Teacher assistants work with or under the guidance of a licensed teacher. Generally, teachers introduce new material to students while teacher assistants help reinforce the lessons by working with individual students or small groups of students. For example, after the teacher presents a lesson, a teacher assistant may help a small group of students as they try to master the material.

Teachers may seek feedback from assistants to monitor students’ progress. Some teachers and teacher assistants meet regularly to discuss lesson plans and student development. Teacher assistants sometimes help teachers by grading tests and checking homework.

Some teacher assistants work only with special education students. Some of these students attend regular classes, and teacher assistants help them understand the material and adapt the information to their learning style. Teacher assistants may work with students who have more severe disabilities in separate classrooms. They help these students with basic needs, such as eating or personal hygiene. With young adults, they may help students with disabilities learn skills necessary for them to find a job or live independently after graduation.

Some teacher assistants work in specific locations in the school. For example, some work in computer laboratories, teaching students how to use computers and helping them use software. Others work as recess or lunchroom attendants, supervising students during these times of the day.

Although most teacher assistants work in elementary, middle, and high schools, others work in preschools and childcare centers. Often, one or two assistants work with a lead teacher to provide the individual attention that young children need. They help with educational activities. They also supervise the children at play and help with feeding and other basic care.

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Teacher assistants typically need to have completed at least 2 years of college coursework.

Education

Most school districts require applicants to have completed at least 2 years of college coursework or have earned an associate’s degree. Teacher assistants in schools that have a Title 1 program (a federal program for schools with a large proportion of students from low-income households) must have at least a 2-year degree, 2 years of college, or pass a state or local assessment.

Associate’s degree programs for teacher assistants prepare the participants to develop educational materials, observe students, and understand the role of teachers and teaching assistants in the classroom.

Most states require instructional aides who work with special-needs students to pass a skills-based test.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Teacher assistants need to discuss students’ progress with teachers and parents, so they need to be able to communicate well.

Interpersonal skills. Teacher assistants interact with a variety of people, including teachers, students, parents, and administrators. They need to develop good working relationships with the people they work with.

Patience. Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. Teacher assistants must be patient with students who struggle with material.

Resourcefulness. To reinforce lessons, teacher assistants must explain information to students in a way that meets each student’s learning style. 

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Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$38,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$168,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Laramie County Library
Highest Paying City
Laramie, WY
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
1.7 years
How much does a Test Proctor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Test Proctor in the United States is $80,228 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $169,000.

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Top Skills for A Test Proctor

  1. Exam Timings
  2. Test Materials
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Distribute test materials to students in secure environment to ensure procedural integrity and security of exam
  • Facilitated distribution of tests and performed customer service functions.
  • Developed ideas to better facilitate future test takers Testing Experience.
  • Performed data entry into PeopleSoft Student Information System.
  • Administered Placement Tests to incoming freshmen >Conducted telephone surveys for Marion County Health Department.

Test Proctor Demographics

Gender

Female

58.3%

Male

29.9%

Unknown

11.7%
Ethnicity

White

59.8%

Hispanic or Latino

17.5%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

3.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

58.7%

French

8.7%

Chinese

4.8%

Japanese

4.8%

Mandarin

2.9%

Cantonese

2.9%

Vietnamese

1.9%

Russian

1.9%

Tagalog

1.9%

German

1.9%

Samoan

1.0%

Hmong

1.0%

Korean

1.0%

Armenian

1.0%

Urdu

1.0%

Filipino

1.0%

Braille

1.0%

Greek

1.0%

Italian

1.0%

Portuguese

1.0%
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Test Proctor Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.6%

Weber State University

9.0%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

6.5%

Texas State University

5.5%

Utah Valley University

5.5%

San Diego State University

5.0%

Miami Dade College

5.0%

Western Kentucky University

5.0%

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

4.5%

University of South Florida

4.0%

Texas A&M University

4.0%

University of California - Santa Barbara

4.0%

University of Texas at Austin

4.0%

Towson University

4.0%

University of Utah

3.5%

George Mason University

3.5%

Liberty University

3.5%

Strayer University

3.5%

Iowa State University

3.5%

Utah State University

3.5%
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Majors

Business

22.0%

Psychology

13.4%

Criminal Justice

5.1%

Elementary Education

5.0%

Communication

5.0%

Health Care Administration

4.6%

Human Resources Management

4.5%

Liberal Arts

4.2%

Accounting

3.8%

Nursing

3.5%

Education

3.5%

English

3.5%

Social Work

3.0%

School Counseling

2.8%

Political Science

2.8%

Sociology

2.8%

General Studies

2.7%

Management

2.6%

History

2.6%

Computer Science

2.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.2%

Masters

18.2%

Other

15.0%

Associate

12.1%

Certificate

4.8%

Doctorate

1.9%

Diploma

1.4%

License

0.4%
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