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ERIC Number: EJ1120040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
Prior Learning Assessment Redesign: Using Evidence to Support Change
McKay, Heather; Cohn, Bitsy; Kuang, Li
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v64 n3 p196-201 2016
In November 2014, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) received a round three Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the United States Department of Labor. This grant, from the Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP), had two primary goals. The first was to facilitate the redesign or creation of degree and certificate programs that respond to the needs of the 21st-century manufacturing sector. The second was a review and redesign of the state's existing prior learning assessment (PLA) policy and implementation of that policy within all 13 CCCS colleges (Colorado Community College System, n.d.). The CHAMP grant is entering its fourth and final year in fall 2016; the changes to PLA developed under the grant will be fully implemented in that fall semester. This article looks at some of the findings of a baseline study on PLA in the state and how those findings are contributing to the policy and practice changes currently under way in CCCS colleges. It uses data collected through the third-party evaluation of the CHAMP grant being conducted by the Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
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