Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.17
Liaison Jamey Pavey
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Earlham College
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Jamey Pavey
Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability
Sustainability and Environmental Studies
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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)?:
Yes

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:

File uploaded - note that this tool also functions as an assessment of sustainability culture.


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

The literacy assessment was developed as part of a faculty-student collaborative research project in May 2018. It was piloted with freshmen in September 2018 and launched with seniors in January 2019. We plan to conduct the assessment every other year, capturing the same cohort as freshmen and as seniors.


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

As noted above, this was piloted with several sections of a first-year seminar in the fall of 2018. In January 2019, it was emailed to all those classified as seniors as of December 2018 and will be conducted with all entering freshmen in Fall 2019 as part of New Student Orientation.


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

We are just in the beginning phases, so do not have any results regarding changes over time. Initial results indicate that seniors were more likely to select the correct response on the majority of the questions than first-year students.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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