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ERIC Number: ED561975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
The Growing Importance of Prior Learning Assessment in the Degree-Completion Toolkit
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Wertheim, Judith B.
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Starting in 1974, the "Council for Adult and Experiential Learning" (CAEL) has helped colleges and universities develop and expand their prior learning assessment (PLA) programs for adult and other non-traditional learners. In the past several years, with new and ambitious degree completion goals for adults, the U.S. is witnessing what can only be called a surge of interest in PLA. This article explains the new, expanded future for PLA that may now be possible. [This paper was also published in "New Directions in Adult & Continuing Education," n140 p51-60 Win 2013, available in ERIC at EJ1028461.]
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. 55 East Monroe Street Suite 1930, Chicago, IL 60603. Tel: 312-499-2600; Fax: 312-499-2601; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Adult and Experiential Learning