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ERIC Number: EJ1104521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Completion: Improved Outcomes at a Public Institution
Rust, Dianna Z.; Ikard, William L.
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v64 n2 p94-100 2016
Prior learning assessment (PLA) is the process of evaluating learning, regardless of when or where the learning occurred, and, if the learning is at the college level, awarding college credit to the possessor of that learning. This article provides an overview of the PLA program at a large public U.S. institution and presents the findings of the graduation rate and student achievement data for the students who completed the PLA portfolio. Results indicated that the PLA portfolio process was associated with improved student outcomes. We present implications of these results for PLA in general and the PLA portfolio process in particular.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program
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