Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Abraham (Avi) Henn
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
Office of 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::
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 list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

The Sustainable Ambassador Program conducts a pre- and post-test: https://in.nau.edu/green-nau/sustainable-ambassador/ Please see the attached document of the pre and post test questions.

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

Sustainable Ambassador Program - The assessment was developed by the program's creators and was initiated in 2016.

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

All participants in the Sustainable Ambassador Program are required to take the tests. They are administered through BBLearn along with the other course materials.

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s):

The most recent group of students to graduate from the Spring 2020 Sustainable Ambassadors program completed both pre and post-tests and scored in the following ways:
The average score for the pre-test was 62.5%
The average score for the post-test was 65%
While this was a small number of students (n=8), these scores demonstrated improvement in sustainability literacy upon course completion.

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

Information provided by survey through Sustainable Ambassador program

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