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ERIC Number: EJ972652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0737-7363
What Is Next after 40 Years? Part 2: Prior Learning Assessment--2012 and after
Travers, Nan L.
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v60 n2 p117-121 2012
The previous article, "Prior Learning Assessment: What is next after 40 years? Part 1: Prior Learning Assessment: 1970-2011" focused on the history of prior learning assessment (PLA) in the United States over the past 40 years. After exploring more recent recognition and development of PLA across institutions of higher education, the article ends with the question "What is next for PLA?" Research on PLA has generated interest across the nation as institutions seek ways to increase access to quality education for less cost. For example, the release of the CAEL study (Klein-Collins, 2010), which reports that PLA students have higher rates of degree completion than non-PLA students regardless of size, level, or type of institution, has spawned greater acceptance of PLA at many institutions. The likelihood of a relatively easy practice having greater impact on student success has sparked considerable interest at administrative levels. In this article, the author discusses current prior learning assessment practices and the impact on prior learning assessment. (Contains 1 footnote.) [For part I, see EJ958575.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States