Credential Transparency: An Essential Part of Attaining State Goals

    Our nation is confronted with the daunting task of rebuilding the economy and creating opportunities for individuals who have been impacted by health and equity crises. Achieving this will require a system that gives policymakers, education and training providers, and opportunity seekers access to data systems that make information about credentials more searchable,

New Policy Brief: Making Information About Credentials More Actionable Through Increased Transparency and Quality Assurance

State policymakers are prioritizing high-quality, demand-driven career pathways to postsecondary credentials that lead to in-demand, high-wage jobs. The country’s economic recovery requires it and places a premium on knowledge and skills that meet industry needs. But to do it well, states need systems that reliably identify programs that actually help learners earn those credentials, attain

Creating Equitable Futures for All Learners Through Credential Transparency

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States was amid a major equity crisis. Education has been heralded as the great equalizer with the value of a college degree becoming the clearest path to the American Dream. Yet, for decades there have been barriers that continue to create disproportionate access and wide gaps in educational

Credential Transparency & P-20W: Aligning Education and Employment Information to Meet State Goals

Over the next decade, employers will need to fill millions of jobs that require higher-order thinking skills, specialized knowledge, and education or training beyond high school. For that reason, many states are aiming for 65% of residents to hold high-quality postsecondary credentials by 2025. Hitting that goal depends on whether states can close gaps in