Evidence File Development Handbook (2012)

This handbook was developed for use by Community Adult Learning Centres (CALCs) in Alberta, though the authors note that it can be used in other literacy settings.

An evidence file is similar to a learning or career portfolio. While a portfolio typically includes an autobiographical essay, learning statements, and documented evidence of prior learning, an evidence file contains only documented evidence of prior learning related to a specific goal. That evidence might include a goal statement or cover letter, resumé, letters of reference or verification, sample work documents, skills checklists, certificates, and performance assessments.

The handbook includes sections on how evidence files can help individuals; what to include in the file; different types of evidence of learning; the stages in developing an evidence file; and next steps to take after preparing the file.

The handbook grew out of a project linked to the Alberta government’s goal of increasing learners’ access to Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), the recognition of the knowledge and skills an individual has acquired through non-formal and informal learning.

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Taber & District Community Adult Learning Association. Evidence File Development Handbook 2012. Web. 4 Jul. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/taber_district/evidence/evidence.pdf>
Taber & District Community Adult Learning Association (2012). Evidence File Development Handbook. Retrieved July 4, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/taber_district/evidence/evidence.pdf
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