Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Tanya Jagdish
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

Albion College
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Douglas White
Assoc Director, Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students (i.e. an assessment focused on student knowledge of sustainability topics and challenges)?:

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
The entire (or predominate) student body, directly or by representative sample

Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
Pre- and post-assessment to the same cohort or to representative samples in both a pre- and post-test

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
A sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

See attached file.

A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:

Instructors in each Environmental Category course write questions appropriate for their course but focused on a particular learning objective selected by the campus committee responsible for overseeing success of required curricula.

A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :

A pretest/posttest approach is used in which students answer the same question(s) at the beginning and end of their Environmental Category course.

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s), including a description of any measurable changes over time:

No campus wide reports are available at this time. Literacy assessment is based on the classes each students takes.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Environmental Category courses are assessed in one semester out of four on a rolling basis, so the probability that a given student will be assessed in this context is 25%.

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