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).
Creative Thinking, Curiosity, Ethics, Resilience, Teamwork, Time Management
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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