Recognition of Prior Learning in the 21st Century
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Recognition of Prior Learning in the 21st Century

An Examination of Prior Learning Assessment Policy and Practice as Experienced by Academic Records Professionals and Students

Posted: July 14, 2020
Author(s): Wendy Kilgore, Ph.D.
Organization(s): AACRAO

This brief is one part of a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning and is published by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, with funding from Lumina Foundation and Strada Education Network. The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) surveyed member institutions to better understand institutional policies and practices related to prior learning assessment (PLA) and fielded a student survey to understand student perspectives on PLA. This brief shares findings and recommendations from this research.