Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
AC-6: Sustainability Literacy Assessment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
Sustainability
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Does the institution conduct an assessment of the sustainability literacy of its students?:
Yes

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::
Standalone evaluation without a follow-up assessment of the same cohort or representative samples

A copy of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment(s):
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A list or sample of the questions included in the sustainability literacy assessment or the website URL where the assessment tool may be found:

How familiar are you with the U.N. Sustainabile Development Goals (also called the Global Goals)?

Which of the following is the United Nations’ definition of sustainable development?

Food and dietary choices impact which of the following

What is the name of the primary United States federal agency that oversees environmental regulations?

Which of the following are renewable energy resources:

The Paris Agreement, a landmark agreement signed by 125 countries from around the world, aims to

What is the primary cause of global warming over the last 100 years?

The marsh in the middle of La Crosse is an example of a wetland. What is the primary function of wetlands?

Over the past 30 years, what has happened to the difference between the richest and poorest Americans

What percentage of climate scientists actively conducting research agree that global climate change is caused by human activity


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

Questions were developed by sustainability staff at Western after review of SULITEST and other similar instruments.


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

The assessment was emailed to the entire student body though no attempt at attaining a representative sample was made.


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

Students knew far more than sustainability staff thought in terms of causes of climate change, degree of agreement from scientists, income trends in the US, and purposes of wetlands.


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