Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Handbook

“Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) are based on awarding academic credit on the evaluation of verifiable college-level learning achieved outside of the traditional academic environment”[2]. PLA’s allow for easier transferability of credits, and provide an opportunity to align non-credit curriculum with credit bearing standards.

For individuals interested in learning more about PLA systems, this handbook covers: 1) The five critical factors of PLA programs, 2) PLA Philosophy, Mission and Policies, 3) Institutional Support of PLA, 4) PLA Program Practices 5) Professional Development on PLA and 7) PLA program evaluation.

This handbook was developed through the work of the Northeast Resiliency Consortium

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