National School Categorisation System »This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the leadership, teaching and learning that goes on in our schools.Learn more »
Welsh Government announces a “flying doctors” service for Wales
A new clinical emergency service to stabilise and transfer the most critically-ill and injured patients to hospital by road and air will be operational in Wales from April 2015.
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- Draft 10-year plan for the early years, childcare and play workforce in Wales
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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The term e-assessment is used to describe a range of learning and assessment activities. For example, electronic marking, on-line assessment and on-screen testing are all often referred to as e-assessment.
From the point of view of regulation, we define e-assessment as “…the use of electronic systems for the development, operation and delivery of accredited qualification assessment or the collection of performance evidence, which contributes to the awarding of a unit or an accredited qualification”. This definition covers a broad range of activities including:
- learners typing their answers to on-screen questions;
- examiners marking scanned images of traditional exam papers;
- learners collecting evidence in an e-portfolio.
We want to make sure that awarding organisations develop methods of e-assessment which are secure and fair.
Where an assessment is available as a traditional test or an e-assessed test, the results must be reliable and consistent. There should be no difference in the standards of assessments whether they are completed using technology or pen and paper. You will also find some case studies of how awarding organisations are using e-assessment in the Regulatory Principles section.
We support efutures (a four country web resource designed to support innovation when using e-assessment in qualifications). You can find out more about this at the e-futures website.
You can access the e-futures toolkit at the e-futures website. This includes detailed explanations of common terms. (English only).