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Prior Learning Assessment Process

At its May 8, 2015 meeting the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) approved a process to develop a statewide policy for prior learning assessment (PLA). The first phase of this process, for which we are seeking faculty input, is to consider common statewide cut scores on Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams for which students will be awarded general education/gtPathways credit. (Awarding credit as it applies to the major is the next phase).

PLA Webinars on CLEP & DSST for Faculty - February 3 & 4, 2016

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    Research and Other States' Policies


    Exam and Course Guides

    Note that AP has one “course and exam description” for each of its exams. IB, on the other hand, has a 2-3 page “curriculum brief” as well as a lengthier “curriculum guide” for each exam, and for both the Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL) versions. As explained in the curriculum guides, the Higher Level courses and exams require greater work of students in quality and quantity and successfully passing.

    CLEP Exam and Course Guides - To access:
    1. Send an e-mail to  
    2. In the subject Line of email type - "CLEP Resource Center access request"
    3. Include the following information in your email:
    • Your name
    • Institution
    • Title
    • Email address


    DSST Exam Fact Sheets with Content Outline available here

    DSST Exam and Course Guides available here

    Click here for more information on Advanced Placement on College Board’s website.

    Click here for more information on International Baccalaureate at its website.

    Click here for more information on CLEP.

    Click here for more information on DSST.