National Institute at Atlantic City, NJ

National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning

The premier event for practitioners of assessment of adult and non-traditional learners!



The National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning was established by Thomas Edison State University in 1988 to provide an intensive learning experience for educators and professionals involved in the assessment of adult and experiential learning. Each year, the National Institute is attended by experts and newcomers alike, from all over the world.

The assessment of adult learning encompasses many areas. Sessions will engage participants and feature discussions of:

  • Prior Learning Assessment
  • Distance Education and Technology
  • Assessment Methodologies
  • Competency-Based Education
  • Effective Learning Outcomes
  • Equating Informal Learning to University-Level Equivalencies
  • Workplace Education and Assessment

The main goal of the National Institute is to address issues in the area of adult learning and assessment, while serving as a venue for networking, sharing experiences, and finding solutions in a casual environment. The program features presentations by practitioners and experts from all around the world. Institute sessions and conversations are geared toward novices and experienced professionals alike.

The National Institute will feature a President’s Welcome Reception during the early evening of Wednesday, August 8: a special invitation will be included in the registration packets. Attendees can also take advantage of all that Philadelphia has to offer: fine dining, shopping, museums, entertainment and nightlife, in a historical setting.

If you have any questions regarding the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning, please call (609) 984-1140 or email


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