Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:

Which of the following best describes the literacy assessment? The assessment is administered to::
A subset of students or a sample that may not be representative of the predominant student body

Which of the following best describes the structure of the assessment? The assessment is administered as a::
Standalone evaluation without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):

A list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:
The literacy and cultural assessment was developed in 2019, based on assessments conducted by other universities for STARS and academic research. The literacy portion of the assessment focuses on knowledge of key environmental issues.

A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :
The survey is administered by the Office of Campus Sustainability utilizing the department’s outreach avenues (e.g., email list, social media), an anonymous link to the survey is shared.

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s):
The first year of the survey, a vast majority of survey respondents were able to correctly answer questions related to sustainable literacy. Specifically:

99% of students correctly identified the role of the ozone,

97% of student correctly identified the federal agency who oversees environmental protection,

94% of students correctly identified the role of wetlands,

84% of students correctly identified a sustainable forestry management question, and

94% of students identified the definition of sustainable development.

Website URL where information about the sustainability literacy assessment is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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