Sep 23, 2019  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACA 200 - Portfolio Assessment

1 credit hour -
Create a portfolio of prior learning that demonstrates knowledge acquired in nonacademic settings to AACC content experts for possible credits in targeted courses. Develop educational and career plans, analyze and match acquired learning experiences with course learning objectives and provide supporting documentation.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain prior learning assessment
    • What you will learn as you master the competency:
    • Identify methods of prior learning assessment
    • Distinguish the difference between a portfolio of prior learning assessment and traditional portfolios
    • Describe the characteristics of college-level learning
    • Validate the choice of the AACC course challenged for PLA
    • Identify the components of a portfolio of prior learning assessment
  • Explain portfolio development
    • What you will learn as you master the competency:
    • Identify the steps in portfolio development
    • Describe a learning chronology
    • Discover areas of significant learning based on responsibility and roles in one’s life
    • Create a personal learning chronology
  • Analyze previous learning in terms of competency statements
    • What you will learn as you master the competency:
    • Describe a prior learning narrative
    • Identify learning outcomes of the challenged course using course descriptions, key topics or syllabus.
    • Compare and critique one’s college-level learning related to course learning outcomes
  • Employ documentation to verify learning
    • What you will learn as you master the competency:
    • Identify categories of supporting documentation
    • Describe the difference between direct and indirect sources of learning documentation
    • Describe the documentation gathered and interpret how it demonstrates learning
  • Prepare a portfolio documenting college-level learning
    • What you will learn as you master the competency:
    • Evaluate life experience(s) that resulted in college-level learning.
    • Validate learning in terms of key concepts, terms or theoretical models.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking