Measuring soft skills & life skills in international youth development programs. A review and inventory of tools
After presenting general findings from the inventory of measures, this report establishes criteria for quality of measures of soft skills for youth development programs, and then reviews each tool based upon those criteria. A set of tools are then described that measure the top three skills and that are found to be of high quality according to the criteria. These tools may be promising starting points for programs searching for measures that are available now. Finally, the report identifies some of the challenges in measuring soft skills, and makes recommendations that would help to move the field of soft skill measurement forward to better serve the needs of youth development programs.