Minneapolis Schools Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Elementary Education Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Minneapolis Schools in May 2010.
Interview Details – There is an online application that is easy to use. Interviews are formal and you can expect at least 2 interviews prior to being offered a position. There is normally a panel of teachers and administrators. The questions won't be difficult if you are prepared and have experience. Dress and speak professionally.
Interview Question – How do you show professionalism? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Per contract.
Assessment Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Minneapolis Schools in September 2013.
Interview Details – No initial communications or phone interviews. I was called to go to the onsite interview the next day, which turned out to be the final round of interview with a panel of six interviewers. I was given a sheet of questions (about 15-20 of them) and 15 minutes to prepare. The actual interview lasted about 45 minutes. They made the decision really quickly.
- What do you know about MPS? What do you think the biggest challenges we are facing? Answer Question
- Describe a typical day of your ideal work. Answer Question
- Describe a project that was most rewarding to you. What was your role? Why was it very rewarding for you? Answer Question
- Describe the methodologies and methods you have used in research/evaluation. And give us some examples on how you used those methods. Answer Question
- How do you explain statistics or measurement concepts to people with little technical background? Can you give an example? Answer Question
Human Resources Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Minneapolis Schools in September 2008.
Interview Details – I came in, and there were three people on the interview team, all from HR. They asked questions about different HR programs, and I answered them. I also had to pass a MS Office skills test.
Interview Question – What is a Section 125 program Answer Question
Mentor/Tutor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Minneapolis Schools in July 2008.
Interview Details – You interview with the two facilitators at a public venue- in my case a coffee shop. They really want to get to know you. Whether it is your education background, your life experience, and future goals, etc. They were personable, and easy-going. I knew I wanted to work for them based on the interview. They help you figure out your placement should you get the job to see if there is a fit. In my case I was using public transportation so I had limitations to certain job sites.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for your local community? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There really was negotiation phase. You are offered a living stipend. You also qualify for an education award and student loan deferment.