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CHALLENGE: DECREASING TIME TO COMPLETION
Prior Learning Assessments in Florida Colleges & Universities 2015
The State of Florida offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to accelerate their educational experience through the use of prior learning assessments (PLA). From national tests to portfolios based on experiential learning, institutions facilitate credit inclusion from a variety of perspectives.
Prior Learning Assessments in Florida Colleges & Universities 2013
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process of evaluating and awarding college credit for knowledge and competencies that students have learned outside of the classroom. See how Florida colleges and universities are helping adult students accelerate their course of study.
Non-Traditional Returning College Students: If you accelerate, they will finish
Part-time students rarely graduate. Even given twice as long to complete, no more than a quarter graduate (College for America, 2011)..
Transcripting CBE and Alternative Credentials
There has been much discussion and reflection over the “transcript” or learning record in higher education in recent years. With the advent of competency-based education, prior learning assessment, accelerated credits, and alternative credentials, a movement to reform and adapt transcripts has developed.