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CAEL's "State Policy Approaches to Support Prior Learning Assessment"

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PLAIO is pleased to include a link to this publication developed by CAEL (Council on Adult and Experiential Learning). CAEL’s overview is as follows:

"This guide is intended to serve as a resource for state leaders who wish to promote PLA policy, whether through new higher education policy or through legislation. It includes background information on PLA and why a state- or systemwide approach can be helpful, information on the kinds of policies that other states and systems are adopting, and case studies of both general approaches to state- or systemwide PLA and approaches designed specifically to benefit veterans."


Sherman, A., & Klein-Collins, R. (2015). A resource guide for state leaders, 2015 update: State policy approaches to support prior learning assessment. Retrieved from


Special thanks to CAEL for allowing us to share this resource with our readers.