Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.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).