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 Type self-report items, Likert-type teacher report items, and an alternate type of assessment (e.g., situational judgments).
Ways of Thinking,
Creativity, Curiosity, Ethics, Resilience, Teamwork, Time Management
Creative Thinking, Curiosity, Ethics, Resilience, Teamwork, Time Management
Must be a teacher to complete teacher reports
Must be used in a school setting
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Unit-weighted factor scores were estimated for both student- and teacher-reported items via the average of all item responses within a given dimension. Similar scores were also generated using the weighted average of item responses, where factor loadings from the ML-CFA models were used as weights in the scoring equation