How does AASHE ensure that STARS reports and data are accurate?

There are several mechanisms in place to protect the credibility of STARS and provide a fair and transparent means for resolving questions about the accuracy of STARS data:
  1. AASHE encourages institutions to engage in an internal or independent review process to help ensure the quality and accuracy of its data prior to submitting a report.
  2. Each submitted report must be accompanied by a letter from the institution’s president, chancellor, or other high­-ranking executive that confirms that the report has been checked for accuracy.
  3. All institutions wishing to submit for a STARS Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum rating are engaged by AASHE staff in a collaborative review and revision process prior to report publication.
  4. All information in STARS reports is made publicly available on the STARS website. If an individual or organization believes that content is not consistent with credit criteria or contains errors, the STARS Data Inquiry Form will bring the potential inconsistency to the attention of the STARS Liaison at that institution.
  5. Each institution may submit a data revision request to correct inconsistencies in its STARS report after the report has been made public on the STARS website. 
Further details are available on the Data Accuracy page of the STARS website.

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