Proficiency credit is an assessment process where a student earns letter grades typically through a test or series of tests administered in the classroom or online via a Learning Management System like ANGEL or D2L (eLearn). The awarding of a letter grade helps ensure the portability of the credit to other institutions of higher education. 

Portfolio credit is a type of proficiency credit awarded in select programs based upon submitted evidence of completion/competence or a portfolio review assessed by a postsecondary faculty member. Like proficiency credit, letter grades may be awarded. 

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is another type of proficiency credit awarded to students in approved PLTW programs who earn an A or B in their coursework and a 6 or higher stanine score on the End-of-Course Assessment.

Articulated Credit is captured on the senior transmittal forms where students earn an AA (articulated award) grade based upon the classroom teacher’s assessment of progress. These credits have no impact on the student's college GPA, and are typically not transferable to other colleges or universities. Certificate credit is collected through a separate process and AA (articulated award) credit is awarded for state or national certifications/accreditations such as American Heart Association CPR, Ohio STNA, NCCER, etc.