Assessment

Why we’re developing micro-credentials – and you should too

These super-short, modularised courses are an evolutionary step in our response to changing sector needs

JL Dutaut
Louise Wolsey and Mark O'Reilly
Assessment

We must embrace an assessment system that goes beyond grades

Our new report reveals the NCFE’s Assessment Innovation Fund is helping to create a strong evidence base for much-needed...

JL Dutaut
Philip Le Feuvre
Assessment, Long read

AI’s threat to the essence of learning is far bigger than we realise

FE Week has uncovered significant evidence of the harm that generative AI is doing to the integrity of assessment,...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Assessment

Ofqual and DfE studying ‘feasibility’ of ‘fully digital’ exams

Study includes looking at whether national infrastructure up to scratch for on-screen exams

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Apprenticeships, Assessment

Apprentices to take ‘integrated’ EPA and mandatory qual assessment

New guidance on mandatory qualifications could see fewer apprentices drop out early

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Assessment

How to protect the validity of apprentice observation

Linda Martin sets out how independent assessors can uphold the validity of observation and ensure apprentices get the most...

JL Dutaut
Linda Martin
Assessment

Why successful online assessments are all in the blend

Online assessment tools are improving, but still have a long way to go before we can be fully confident...

JL Dutaut
Andrew Cormack
Assessment, Exams

Ministers confirm exams and grading plan for 2023

GCSE and A-level grades will return back to pre-pandemic levels

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Assessment

A one-size-fits-all approach to assessment undermines equity and diversity

We need assessment settings and systems that give students what they need based on a careful and methodical attention...

Jess Staufenberg
Jeff Greenidge