Compendium of Innovative Practices: Secondary Credentialing Programs for Adults

This compendium describes the four innovative practices in secondary
credentialing selected from the Round 1 Advancing Innovation in Adult
Education applications.

Judith Alamprese
I-Fang Cheng
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation
Abt Associates
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Informational Material
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This compendium describes four innovative practices selected by the Advancing Innovation in Adult Education project. The four adult education practices highlighted in the compendium were drawn from round 1 applicants and illustrate innovative approaches for adult learners to attain a secondary credential while developing skills for career readiness, earning college credits, or obtaining an occupational certificate in a career pathway.

Benefits and Uses

Adult education State staff, program administrators, instructors and staff, workforce development staff, federal agency staff, and adult education researchers can use the Compendium of Innovative Practices to learn about new and enhanced approaches for adults to earn a secondary credential that include occupational training or earning of postsecondary credits as part of the credentialing option, and that involve web-based delivery of a credentialing program.

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