Presentation on theme: "PLA with a Purpose Symposium Columbus, Ohio April 29,2014 Partnering to Meet the Challenges of Implementation."— Presentation transcript:
PLA with a Purpose Symposium Columbus, Ohio April 29,2014 Partnering to Meet the Challenges of Implementation
Funded by Lumina Foundation for Education 2 CAEL National Study
What We Wanted to Know: Do adults who earn PLA credit have better graduation rates, compared with those who do not earn PLA credit? Do they have better persistence? Do they earn their degrees in a shorter period of time?
CAEL Research: Fueling the Race to Postsecondary Success: A 48-Institution Study of PLA and Adult Student Outcomes 2010 N=62,475 adult students PLA usage and academic outcomes 4 What Is the Value of PLA?
Four Approaches to PLA Standardized exams Challenge exams Evaluated non-college programs and courses Individualized assessments 5
What Is the Value of PLA? Fueling the Race to Postsecondary Success: A 48-Institution Study of PLA and Adult Student Outcomes 2010 N=62,475 adult students PLA usage and academic outcomes http://www.cael.org/pdfs/PLA_Fueling-the-Race 6
PLA students in this study had better graduation rates than non-PLA students: regardless of institutional size, level (two-year or four-year) or control (private for-profit, non- profit, or public) regardless of the individual student’s academic ability or grade point average regardless of the individual student’s age, gender, or race/ethnicity regardless of whether or not the individual student receives financial aid 8 Summary of Graduation Findings
PLA students have higher rates of persistence compared with non- PLA students. In terms of credit accumulation/progress towards the degree In terms of number of years of credit-earning 10 Summary of Persistence Findings
PLA students earned either a bachelor’s or an associate’s degree in a shorter periods of time compared with non-PLA students. 11 Summary of Time to Degree Findings
12 CAEL’s ALFI Project CAEL’s Principles of Effectiveness for Serving Adult Learners 1.Outreach 2.Life & Career Planning 3.Financing 4.Assessment of Learning Outcomes 5.Teaching-Learning Process 6.Student Support Systems 7.Technology 8.Transitions 9.Strategic Partnerships
13 All of the Principles The Principles of Effectiveness are: Integrated – they work together Indivisible – they form a whole Imperative – not just “a good idea”
Employers and other organizations in the community Other institutions 3 rd party reviewers Other educational providers CAEL and LearningCounts.org 14 Partnerships with: