Three assessors with expertise in your program area will independently assess your portfolio and assign a weight between 0 and 10 to the learning that you have documented. These scores will be averaged to obtain your final score.
If you do not submit evidence to demonstrate skills or knowledge in a particular area, the assessors will award 0 for that area; on the other hand, if you demonstrate a high degree of competence and/or advanced knowledge or skill in an area, you will likely receive a perfect or near-perfect score.
A score of 1 can be interpreted as “a just barely acceptable performance for a recent graduate with no experience beyond university study in the program.”
A score of 10 can be interpreted as “outstanding, exemplary, near-perfection, unusually insightful.”
The assessment process can take 3 to 4 months to complete. At the end of the assessment process, you will receive a letter from CLA outlining the results of the PLAR process.
Click here to view a document that contains sample assessor remarks.