Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.26
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date March 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Unity College
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Stacey Hachey
Administrative Assistant
Sustainability
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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::
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):
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A 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 SuLiTest is managed by an independent NGO governance structure in France in alignment with the UN Higher Education Sustainability Initiative. Unity College began administering it in 2016-2017 to undergraduate students.


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

The Sulitest is administered to all students in each of two required core classes. First, the cohort takes the Sulitest in their introductory core class (Unity Experience). Later, the same students take the Sulitest in their third and final core class (Environmental Scenarios & Solutions).


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

The test is offered to all incoming students, and 81% of them took the test. Incoming students scored 39% overall on the Core International and 56% on the USA module. The test is offered to all students enrolled in the third and final core curriculum course, and 46% of them took the test. These students scored 45% on the international and 66% on the USA modules.


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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