Can we talk about some of the questions, for those of you that have taken it? When I was first interviewing, some schools had you take this online, where it was a timed multiple choice thing. Others had you take it in person/on the phone where someone actually recorded your answers, so you could explain rather than just pick a, b,c,d. Almost every district I applied to used it. Any district I did the online test for, I never got a call from. Any district I did the in-person/phone test for, I got an interview. Obviously I think I did a lot better when I was able to explain my answers, rather than trying to fit it into a multiple choice test. I clearly stink at taking the online test, as I literally never got a chance with ANY school that used it. I hate that, because I know I'm a good teacher. Yet everything else was tossed out because of some stupid test. So, I know you're supposed to be student-centered, honest an consistent (since they ask the same questions in multiple ways), but some of the questions I just can't figure out! I was just looking for jobs in a nearby city I'd be interested in, and every single district uses this test. I know you're not supposed to overthink it, but I was honest and went with my gut last time, and that clearly didn't work. So I took this over a year ago, but these are some I can remember...please feel free to add! Are you 100% loyal to your school? I'm not sure what they're looking for. If by loyal, they mean I'll publically support any decision the school makes, yes I am. If by loyal, they mean I do whatever the school says no matter if it's right or wrong (cheating on a standardized test, for example), then no I'm not 100% loyal. Something about how "positive" you are... The choices were something like "I'm the most positve person I know", "I'm negative some of the time" "I'm negative a lot of the time" or "I'm always positive." It seems like a lie to say that you are ALWAYS positive- I mean that's not even possible, right? Yet it seems like you're shooting yourself in the foot if you flat out say "sometimes I'm negative." Have you ever broken the rules? I can't figure out if they want "no", "yes under some circumstances", or "yes to help a student" Knowing that it's supposed to be student centered, I'm thinking maybe "yes to help a student", but again, what does that mean? It might help my student to give them a higher grade, but that's not something that's right. It also seems impossible to say you've never ever broken a rule in your entire life. What gives you the most satisifaction from teaching? Here, I would say seeing student growth. However, the only answer close to that is "seeing students graduate." Is this close enough? As an elementary teacher, it will be years upon years before that happens... Is it important for students to like you? This one I'm really torn on as well. One of the answers says something like "yes, this is an important teaching strategy" and one of the other ones says something along the lines of "I want them to respect me, not like me." On the one hand, I do think it's important to build positive rapport and relationships with my students- as I do think my kids do well because of the special relationship I have with them. However, if a kid doesn't like me, it's not the end of the world- I'm not going to bend over backwards and jeopardize my teaching (giving really easy assignments or "having fun" all day) just to get kids to like me. I also think it's very important for students to respect me as well. How do you convince people of your honesty? "I explain my principles to them" or "I don't have to convince people of my honesty." Who really goes around convincing people they're honest? Yet "I don't have to" seems sort of flippant to me. It seems like a lot of these answers would make you seem egotistical. Do you seek out private moments with students? This just seems weird to me. Yes, I try to build individual relationships with my students. I do sometimes have individual conversations with them about their specific interests. Yet, "seeking out private moments" to me almost sounds like they're looking to see if you're a pedophile or something! That just sounds creepy phrased that way. Also, in many buildings you're not really supposed to be in a room with just one kid- but then this insight wants you to be all student -centered and see them for their individuality...ahh! Teaching is... "as important as other professions" or "more important than other professions." I always chose "as important" because it seems silly to say things like doctors, nurses, firefighters, etc. aren't important too. But do they want me to think it's the most important because I'm sooo passionate about it?