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ERIC Number: ED561960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Prior Learning Assessment Workgroup: 2013 Progress Report
West, Jim; Light, Noreen
Washington Student Achievement Council
Legislation passed in 2011 required the Washington Student Achievement Council to convene the Prior Learning Assessment Workgroup to coordinate and implement seven goals described in statute for promoting the award of college credit for prior learning. This report summarizes progress made in 2013 and also outlines a work plan of activities to be conducted in 2014. Some of the workgroup's significant accomplishments this year include: (1) Gathering and reporting initial data from community and technical colleges, public, and private baccalaureate institutions; and (2) Updating and expanding the "Handbook for Faculty and Staff" that includes sample policies and practices for use by institutions as templates for development of their own policies. The workgroup has identified a number of priority actions that will be the focus of its work in 2014, key among them being development of processes to serve returning Veterans. In addition, the workgroup will continue a number of activities designed to raise awareness among faculty, administrators, and students about various options for assessing and awarding credit for competencies developed through a variety of learning experiences. The report concludes that progress made by the Prior Learning Assessment Workgroup over the past two years has brought a new awareness of the value students with prior learning bring to campuses. The report contains the appendix: A Prior Learning Assessment Workgroup. [See: 2014 Report at ED561962.]
Washington Student Achievement Council. P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504. Tel: 360-753-7800; E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Student Achievement Council
Identifiers - Location: Washington