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 Framework provides six strategies of credentialing that can be used to design incremental credentials. Further work on the Framework during Phase Two will include strategies, tools, and resources to develop incremental credentials across all sectors. The Framework also includes auto-awarding of credentials to reduce the additional step students typically go through to “apply” for a credential or graduation.
The current version has a higher education focus, but will be expanded as the work continues to provide for learner and employer perspectives.