Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Karen Berger
Earth and Environmental Sciences
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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::
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 list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:
1. If you were to give a comprehensive definition of sustainability, which of the following would you
include? (Choose all that apply)
a) Social factors, b) Economic factors, c) Environmental factors, d) Do not know

2. How do greenhouse gases affect the Earth's climate system?
a) They produce heat when they react with
b) They allow more incoming radiation to reach the Earth’s
c) They increase the reflectivity of the
d) They trap outgoing radiation from the Earth’s
e) Do not know.

See more in the pdf uploaded.

A brief description of how the literacy assessment was developed and/or when it was adopted:
The assessment was developed by looking at assessments from other Universities, looking at other quizzes, and using knowledge from professors and students. Then this assessment was created to best fit our University.

A brief description of how a representative sample was reached (if applicable) and how the assessment(s) were administered :
The assessment was sent out to all first-years and seniors. Data is tracked and they are able to see their results, and we keep the results to see improvement over time and where more work is needed.

A brief summary of results from the literacy assessment(s):
The results are not in yet. The average score was:

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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