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Quality, Trust, and Value of Incremental Credentials

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Quality, Trust, and Value of Incremental Credentials


Competency-based Education Network (C-BEN). (2021). C-BEN’s Quality Framework.

Connecting Credentials. (November 2017). Building Trust in Credentials Work Group Report.

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Education Quality Outcomes Standards Board (EQOS). (2018). Quality Assurance Standards: Framework and Outcomes Metric.

Education Strategy Group, with Advance CTE and CCSSO. (September 2018).  Credential Currency: How States Can Identify and Promote Credentials of Value.

Everhart, D., Ganzglass, E., Casilli, C., Hickey, D., and Muramatsu, B. (2016). Quality Dimensions of Connected Credentials. America Council on Education.

Finley, A. (2021). How College Contributes to Workforce Success: Employer Views on What Matters Most.  American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).

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Lumina Foundation. (2018). Unlocking the Nation’s Potential: A Model to Advance Quality and Equity in Education Beyond High School.

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Strada Education Network.  (April 7,2020). Public Viewpoint: Covid-19 Work and Education Survey.

Travers, N. (2022). Definition of Incremental Credentials. Credential As You Go Dictionary.

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UPCEA and Collegis Education. (February 2023). The Effect of Employer Understanding and Engagement on Non-Degree Credentials.

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Zanville, H. (March 2023). Are Accreditors Ready for an Incremental Credentialing System? Part 1. Parts 1-3. The EvoLLLution. Credential As You Go Summit.

Zanville, H., and Travers, N.(October 2021) Is Incremental Credentialing Compatible with Institutional Accreditation? Parts 1-3. The Evolllution. Credential As You Go Summit.

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