AssessED™

Experiential Learning Assessment

Engage Adults and Contemporary Learners

AssessED™ provides institutions, consortiums and statewide systems a common platform for the evaluation and recognition of experiential learning in support of PLA initiatives. Users have a single point of entry to learn about the opportunities available to earn college credit for knowledge gained outside of the classroom.

 

Simplify Workflow

Provide automation of the advising and review processes reducing the burden of work often done manually.

Institutional Autonomy

Keep evaluations in-house done by a qualified faculty member with expertise in the subject.

Recruit & Retain

Attract and keep more students when they don’t have to complete courses in subjects they’ve already learned.

Accelerate Attainment

Motivate students to continue their education and complete their degree by saving time and money.

 

AssessED™ Features

Eligibility Wizard

Users answer a series of questions to qualify their level of experience and determine if petitioning for PLA credit is right for them.

  • Calculate level of eligibility straightaway considering work, life and military experience
  • Create awareness of other credit opportunities, such as testing
  • Spark interest in following through with the application process

Application

Students connect with an advisor to match their prior learning with appropriate courses and apply for PLA credit, or explore other options.

  • Populate the system with a searchable database of available courses
  • Simplify the submission process with next steps and expectations
  • Give them upfront advice about their strongest opportunity to be awarded credit

E-Portfolio

Students build an online petition for credit with supporting documentation to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

  • Enable users to assemble and submit their evidence of learning
  • Set them on the right course with a structured format
  • Ensure understanding of how to reflect upon, document and convey knowledge

Assessment

Assigns a member of your faculty or staff to evaluate submitted e-portfolios and make credit award decisions.

  • Provide a common framework for recognizing and awarding credit to ensure uniformity and credibility
  • Systemize internal practices for identifying, documenting and recognizing prior learning

Rubric

Assessors have access to common scoring criteria with expected learning outcomes to help evaluate credit petitions with consistency.

  • Give an authoritative structure of benchmarks and observations
  • Provide specific and measurable descriptors with rating scales at each level of performance

Dashboard

A command center where students can create and manage their petitions.

  • Make it easy for users check recent activity, view notifications and edit their profile
  • Show them a clear view of how their petition for credit is progressing

Message Center

Allows students, assessors and advisors to communicate.

  • Store messages for history and tracking purposes
  • Ensure FERPA and privacy regulations are met

Analytics & Reports

Provides data on students that have submitted petitions and committed to pay assessment fees.

  • Allows you to collect, process and interpret system data
  • Increases the overall accuracy and timeliness of future strategic planning efforts