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Report Highlights Impact of Prior Learning Assessments

As part of the Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) focus on developing community college workforce strategies, a new policy brief analyzes the impact of prior learning assessments.

The report, “Make It Count: Recognizing Prior Learning for Workforce Development,” focused on older students, working students and veterans, who can all benefit from earning credit through prior learning assessments (PLA). This is an extension of ACCT’s two other reports including “Partnerships for a Future-Ready Workforce” and the “College-Work Balancing Act.”

The brief highlighted data from the Council for Adult and Experimental Learning (CAEL) which found on average that adult students who received any amount of PLA credit were two and a half times more likely to complete their degrees than students who did not receive PLA credit.

Read more at Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.

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