Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.66
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Wells College
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.11 / 4.00 Marian Brown
Director
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) and for whom a follow-up assessment is conducted:
0

The percentage of students assessed for sustainability literacy (directly or by representative sample) without a follow-up assessment:
5

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

See the uploaded form.


A brief description of how the assessment(s) were developed:

Our sustainability literacy instrument is derived from those developed at other institutions, including Ohio State University's ASK (Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge), University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana, and University of Maryland.


A brief description of how the assessment(s) were administered:

The assessment is given at the start of the semester to all students taking the Introduction to Sustainability class.


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

In Fall 2014, the first time the sustainability literacy assessment tool was administered (12 students), the percentage of correct answers was 59% - or slightly more than 17 questions answered correctly out of the 30 questions asked. In Fall 2015, the second time the sustainability literacy assessment tool was administered (16 students), the percentage of correct answers was significantly higher, at 70% (over 20 out of 30 questions answered correctly). The respondent pool between the two assessments was completely different, so it is difficult to interpret whether other factors are at play in this improved sustainability literacy performance. We have not yet conducted a followup assessment with the same pool of respondents.


The website URL where information about the literacy assessment(s) is available:
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