The next iteration of STARS, version 3.0, is set to launch in the 2nd quarter of 2024. The product of a four-year development process, STARS 3.0 features:

  • Redesigned credits and easier-to-follow scoring formulas
  • Simplified course and research inventories
  • Streamlined, performance-based credits
  • More robust indicators of racial equity and social justice

By redesigning credits with accessibility in mind, continuing to prioritize performance over process, and simplifying measurement where feasible, we were able to expand the scope of STARS and still achieve a 40 percent reduction in the number of documentation fields.

To help participants plan for STARS 3.0, AASHE has made available an early release draft of the STARS Technical Manual, as well as a host of templates and tools.