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ERIC Number: EJ913874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
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ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Evaluating Prior Learning Assessment Programs: A Suggested Framework
Travers, Nan L.; Evans, Marnie T.
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v12 n1 p123-133 Jan 2011
Over the past two decades, American institutions have been expected to include systematic program reviews to meet accrediting standards, either by independent or governmental review agencies. Program evaluation is critical for several reasons: it provides systematic ways to assess what needs improvement or what needs changing and it provides ways to validate practices, whether to internal or external audiences (Mishra, 2007). Most program evaluative models are focused on academic programs, which don't fit the uniqueness of prior learning assessment programs. This paper proposes an evaluative framework for prior learning assessment programs, which takes into account the type of work within prior learning assessment programs and uses program portfolios, similar to how students are asked to document their work. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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