Today’s Agenda. Identifying the Scope of the Problem Background on Prior Learning Assessments What it is How it can help Who is CAEL? Why LearningCounts.org How it works Who uses it Its impact on recruiting and graduation rates Questions. About Your Presenters. Cathy Brigham, Ph.D.
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Why College Completion Matters
Source: Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements through 2018, Georgetown University, Center for Education and the Workforce, June 2010
But these are traditional approaches to a nontraditional problem.
Focus On Adult Learners
What is PLA?
Prior Learning Assessment is a process for evaluating knowledge and skills in order to award college credit for learning from:
Fueling the Race to Postsecondary Success, CAEL, March 2010
LearningCounts.org educates adult learners about the multiple ways people can
earn college credit forwhat they already know.
Students have the option tospeak one-on one with a PLA advisorto find out which PLA option is right for them
CAEL 100: Prior Learning Assessment Theory and Practice
Create and Submit Portfolios
Nearly 800 faculty applications, 71 faculty assessors trained
Online training for assessors
Walmart Foundation Stipends
The Walmart Learning Assessment Stipends program will ensure services offered by LearningCounts.org are available to low-income students.
The stipends will fully support:
1. Enrollment in CAEL 100 (a $500 value)
2. Evaluation of one (or more) portfolio(s)
For requests greater than six credits or across multiple disciplines, students may submit additional portfolios for a fee of $250/portfolio.
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