The resource links below will provide your assessment team with valuable information for establishing a concrete Prior Learning Assessment program:




There are other conferences that take place around the world.

Frameworks for Assessing Learning

  • Global Learning Qualifications Framework –  The Global Learning Qualifications Framework (GLQF) is designed to assist students to document their verifiable college/university-level learning for academic credit and to provide an academic framework for evaluators to evaluate student learning. Funded by the Lumina Foundation.
  • Degree Qualifications Profile –  A learning-centered framework for what college graduates should know and be able to do to earn the associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree. Funded by the Lumina Foundation.
  • LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes – The American Association of Colleges and Universities’ Liberal Education and the American Promise project on a robust set of “Essential Learning Outcomes” — all of which are best developed by a contemporary liberal education.
  • Beta Credentials Framework –  The Framework uses competencies – what the learner knows and is able to do – as common reference points to help understand and compare levels of knowledge, skills and abilities that underlie degrees, certificates, industry certifications, licenses, apprenticeships, badges and other credentials. Competencies are understood both in industry and academia and can be applied in multiple contexts, making them a powerful unifying way to examine credentials. Funded by the Lumina Foundation.

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