This WDQC report, Credential Data Pioneers: Forging New Partnerships to Measure Certifications and Licenses, highlights states and schools that have taken steps to broker data sharing agreements with certification bodies and licensing agencies in order to better understand the attainment and value of selected non-degree credentials.
Capture diverse credentials
WDQC has followed several state data legislative proposals. Here are some updates on those state actions:
One-fourth of adults in the U.S. had a non-degree credential in fall 2012, and full-time workers with these credentials have higher median earnings than those without, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Degrees, certificates, badges, certifications…many different types of credentials claim to certify knowledge and competency, but workers and employers are increasingly uncertain about their quality. The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) at George Washington University is partnering with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to explore the development of transparent standards that would demonstrate the quality and value of credentials.