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 Type self-report items, Likert-type teacher report items, and an alternate type of assessment (e.g., situational judgments).

Content

Topics
Ways of Thinking,
Change Orientation,
Ethical Orientation,
Self Management,
Relationship Management
Skills
Creativity, Curiosity, Ethics, Resilience, Teamwork, Time Management
Subskills

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

Grades
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade

Administration Information

Length
45-60 minutes
Price

Not indicated

Training
Must be a teacher to complete teacher reports
Qualifications
Must be used in a school setting
Administration
Individual,
Computer
Professional
Non-Professional

Access and Use

Open Access
No

Psychometrics

Psychometric Citations

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