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Reflections on Conducting Research in a Changing Credentialing Ecosystem

Kirk Knestis, Founding Principal of Evaluand LLC and Research Manager for Credential As You GoHolly Zanville, Research Professor and Co-Director of Program on Skills, Credentials & Workforce Policy at George Washington University and Co-lead of Credential As You Go--------------------------- Education researchers are raising the yellow flag warning that traditional research methods may not work well in the dynamic credentialing ecosystem ...
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What CAYG Is Doing … Phase Two

We are moving into Phase Two to expand the awareness and value of incremental credentialing. Learn more about what we have planned! Transforming the Credentialing System in the U.S. To transform our legacy degree system into a nationally recognized transferable incremental credentialing system, we must: increase national awareness of and value for incremental credentialsensure equity, quality, and integrity of incremental ...
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What We Learned… Phase One

The feasibility of a nationally recognized incremental credentialing system was explored through an 18-month planning, research, and testing project supported in 2019-2021 by a Lumina Foundation grant: Credential As You Go (CAYG): Phase One. Phase One Outcomes The feasibility of a nationally recognized incremental credentialing system was explored through an 18-month planning, research, and testing project supported in 2019-2021 by ...
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Incremental Credentialing Model

An Incremental Credentialing Model was developed through an 18-month planning, research, and testing project supported in 2019-2021 through a Lumina Foundation grant: Credential As You Go, Phase One. The Incremental Credentialing Model was developed from the results of the environmental scan, prototyping, and feedback from national leaders which took place during the Credential As You Go: Phase One initiative. The ...
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Incremental Credentialing Framework

An Incremental Credentialing Framework was developed through an 18-month planning, research, and testing project supported in 2019-2021 through a Lumina Foundation grant: Credential As You Go, Phase One. The Incremental Credentialing Framework was developed from the results of the environmental scan, prototyping, and feedback from national leaders which took place during the Credential As You Go: Phase One initiative. The ...
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Why this is important…

The postsecondary credentialing system in the U.S. is in crisis. The centuries-old, traditional four-tiered system (associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate) can be insurmountable for many and punitive to those who do not complete any given tier. This system no longer serves our country’s social and economic needs. Problem and PurposeFor too many learners, the only postsecondary credentials that count are ...
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