Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.89
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Micah Kenfield
Sustainability Coordinator
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and 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)?:
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):
A sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

Attached


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

Assessment was developed by our office of sustainability's Education and Outreach team, pulling from successful efforts such as those by The Ohio State University and the University of Maryland.


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

Assessments are administered to students in environmental classes as well as general seminar classes in general education requirements. The same students receive the assessments at the beginning and end of the semester, and samples are broken up by course to track on a somewhat granular level the impact in sustainability education.


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

Results are in the process of being measured as we ensure we've received enough post-tests to perform meaningful analysis


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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