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Deadline Extended: NOAA Environmental Literacy Indicator Tool Survey: Call for Statewide Participation


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Literacy Indicator Tool (ELIT) is a federally directed effort to collect information from all public school districts in the Mid-Atlantic region every two years to monitor the status of environmental literacy efforts at a district and other LEA levels. The results from these data help the Chesapeake Bay Program Education Workgroup and the PA Advisory Council on Environmental Education most effectively support statewide, regional, and local efforts to implement strategies that support students’ environmental literacy.  

The deadline to complete the Environmental Literacy Indicator Tool has been extended to November 30, 2022 to provide important information about activities related to district-wide environmental literacy curriculum and planning activities.  

Follow this link to the ELIT questionnaire: ELIT 2022 or copy and paste the url into your internet browser:  

  • The ELIT takes an average of about 60 minutes to complete, which includes the time to obtain needed information about district-wide activities. To review the questions ahead of time to help you find the information or identify the right staff person to complete the survey, view the PDF of ELIT Questions.
  • Only one person per district should complete the ELIT. The best respondent is someone who works at the district level and has the most familiarity with the full spectrum of environmental literacy and education activities across the district. If your district does not have a position similar to an environmental literacy/education coordinator, consider someone in the role of science curriculum coordinator or similar capacity. Teachers or individuals familiar with just one school or grade range within a district may have difficulty completing these questions. 
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