ERIC Number: ED457953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Report for 1999-2000.
Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.
The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) assesses applications to its Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) program. This 1999-2000 report is the second annual account of SIAST assessments of PLAR requests. PLAR Policy identifies the following standards for quality assurance in assessing learning for credit: (1) demonstrated learning; (2) learning that is relevant to the content and learning outcomes of the course or program; (3) learning that is consistent with higher education achievement levels; (4) learning that has practical and theoretical applications; and (5) learning that must be assessed by content specialists. PLAR requests to SIAST are rated as: (1) successful; (2) pending; (3) partial; and (4) unsuccessful. Highlights of the statistics report on requests include: (1) 224 applicants requested prior learning assessment and recognition for 559 courses offered at SIAST; (2) 402 (72%) of the 559 requests were successful, 16 (3%) were unsuccessful, and 141 (25%) were pending--there were no partial recognition requests; (3) 397 (71%) of the course requests were extension activity requests; and (4) the 559 course requests pertained to 96 actual courses offered at SIAST. PLAR has also concentrated on forming partnerships with business and industry to develop techniques and protocol designed to certify employees through PLAR. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.