W. Va. Code R. § 135-59-3 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

3.1. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is defined as the assessment of college-level learning for college credit gained outside the higher education academic environment. For example, individuals may acquire college-level knowledge or skills through work, employee training programs, military service, independent study, non-credit courses, or community service. Only documented and demonstrated college-level learning will be awarded college credit.
3.2. In support of providing opportunities for students to earn college-level credit for college-level learning that has been acquired outside the higher education academic environment, the assessment of prior college-level learning can be accomplished through a variety of assessment methods including, but not limited to the following:
3.2.1. Advanced Placement Exams.
3.2.2. American Council on Education (ACE) Guides.
3.2.3. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams.
3.2.4. DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST).
3.2.5. Excelsior College Examination Program (ECE).
3.2.6. Institutional Course Challenge Examination Credit.
3.2.7. International Baccalaureate Program (IB).
3.2.8. Institutional Evaluation of Industry and Workforce Training such as apprenticeships, certifications, and licensure.
3.2.9. Portfolio Assessment/Review Credit.
3.2.10. Prior Military Training Credit.
3.2.11. Nursing Career Pathway.


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