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ERIC Number: ED532526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-1
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
State Strategies for Awarding Credit to Support Student Learning. Issue Brief
NGA Center for Best Practices
Awarding credits based on student mastery of content and skills can remove barriers to increasing student readiness for college and careers, according to a new issue brief released by the National Governors Association. This brief shows how governors can lead efforts to foster alternative methods of awarding credit by working to: (1) Build flexibility in state policy for students to earn credit based on learning; (2) Modify school funding formulas to allocate resources based on student mastery of content and skills as opposed to enrollment; (3) Ensure data systems are linked across state agencies and education providers; and (4) Require public institutions of higher education to accept student transcripts with credits earned by demonstration of mastery. (Contains 12 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Colorado; Florida; New Hampshire; Ohio; Utah
IES Cited: ED558117