Mission Skills Assessment (MSA)

The Mission Skills Assessment (MSA) is an online assessment that targets 6 noncognitive constructs: creativity, curiosity, ethics, resilience, teamwork, and time management. Each construct is measured by means of a student self-report scale, a student alternative scale (e.g., situational judgment test), and a teacher report scale. Use of the MSA provides schools with the opportunity to examine and monitor development of noncognitive skills in their students from Grade 6 to Grade 8. Three methods of measurement were incorporated into the MSA for each construct: traditional Likert self-report items, Likert teacher-report items, and an alternate type of assessment (e.g., situational judgments).

Content

Domains
Social Awareness,
Self Management,
Relationship Skills,
Responsible Decision Making
Subdomain

Ethics, Teamwork, Resilience, Creativity, Curiosity, Time Management

Grades
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Respondent
Student,
Teacher

Administration Information

Length
45-60 minutes
Administration
Computer

Access and Use

Contact

Lisa Pullman

INDEX

lisapullan@indexgroups.org

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Flake, J. K., & Petway, K. T. (2019). Methodologies for investigating and interpreting student–teacher rating incongruence in noncognitive assessment. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice38(1), 63-77. https://doi.org/10.1111/emip.12201

Niepel, C., Burrus, J., Greiff, S., Lipnevich, A. A., Brenneman, M. W., & Roberts, R. D. (2018). Students' beliefs and attitudes toward mathematics across time: A longitudinal examination of the theory of planned behavior. Learning and Individual Differences63, 24-33.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2018.02.010

Psychometrics

Psychometric References

Petway, K. T., Rikoon, S. H., Brenneman, M. W., Burrus, J., & Roberts, R. D. (2016). Development of the Mission Skills Assessment and evidence of its reliability and internal structure. ETS Research Report Serieshttps://doi.org/10.1002/ets2.12107

Item Type
Open response
Likert