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Alabama’s Success Plus Attainment Goal Progress 2018–2021: Credential Attainment Report
This report, an important step in accounting for credential attainment across multiple education and training systems, aims to provide a clearer picture of the credential landscape and statewide progress toward attainment goals. The credential attainment numbers represent important progress toward Alabama’s Success Plus goals.
Counting U.S. Secondary and Postsecondary Credentials Report (2022)
Learners, educators, and policymakers recognize that high school completion and education beyond high school are critical for individuals to thrive in a complex global economy. This fourth Counting Credentials report attempts to count the total credentials available, following a thorough and rigorous method for each credential type. The report identifies 1,076,358 unique credentials in the U.S.
Education and Training Expenditures in the U.S. Report (2022)
Learners, educators, employers, and policymakers understand that expenditures on education and training are necessary to develop the skills and talent required by today’s and tomorrow’s workforce. However, we do not have a robust understanding of how much we spend nationwide on acquiring these necessary skills and credentials.
Counting U.S. Postsecondary and Secondary Credentials (2021)
This report details our count of postsecondary and secondary credentials in the U.S.
Creating an impact with Credential Quality and Transparency (2020)
A state policy toolkit by National Skills Coalition that guides states on how to improve credential quality and transparency.
Education and Training Expenditures in the U.S. (2021)
New reports find nearly one million credentials and $2 Trillion in yearly education and training expenditures in U.S.
New Report: Badge Count (2020)
IMS Global and Credential Engine have released a report detailing findings on the remarkable growth in the use of Open Badges—the world's leading format for digital badges.
L.A. Credential Data Project
UNITE-LA and Credential Engine began a partnership in 2018 to bring greater transparency to the credential marketplace in the L.A. region by harnessing technology to make information about credentials publicly available.
Counting U.S. Postsecondary and Secondary Credentials (2019)
Our 2019 report about the credential ecosystem and current count of postsecondary and secondary credentials.
Making Sense of Indiana’s Credential Marketplace
Indiana was the first state in the nation to begin working with Credential Engine in 2017. We have been working to build a registry or database that houses credential information described by a common language. Learn about their progress.
Counting U.S. Secondary and Postsecondary Credentials (2018)
Credential Engine has just released a first-of-its-kind report detailing a confirmed inventory of the number of credentials in the United States.