Assessing Prior Learning Assessments

The Quick and the Ed – Mary Nguyen

“Unlike early college students who earn college credits by taking college classes in high school, many working adults already have college-level learning that they gained outside the classroom. Working adults, however, need a way to demonstrate that their learning is worthy of college credit. Through the use of prior learning assessments (PLA), colleges can evaluate college-level knowledge and skills that an individual has gained outside the classroom and award academic credit.”(more)

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