This self-assessment tool provides an overview of the specific steps laid out in the “Making Sense of Credentials: A State Roadmap and Action Guide for Transparency” report that state leaders can take to help integrate a common data infrastructure into their statewide education systems and to build a public, open marketplace for information about credentials for learners, workers, employers, and others to make informed decisions about credentials and pathways.
In 2022-23, the former Credential Engine “Higher Education Advisory Group” will expand its scope to cover all education providers, with a specific focus on educational technology products supporting credential transparency. The group will be renamed the “EdTech Advisory Group” (EAG). This focus is intended to address gaps in the current market guidance for edtech tools regarding the management of credential offering information across the lifecycle of a credential. The EAG can help fill this gap through its outputs, which are expected to help product companies prioritize Credential Registry publishing, drive Credential Engine business partnership growth, and increase product companies’ support and advocacy for publishing to the Registry.