New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
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.
The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (N Ireland), SQA (Scotland) and Welsh Government have published a report Centre Readiness for use of e-Assessment Centre readiness for use of e-Assessment (external link).