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Wales to get new digital service for children’s personalised assessments


Mark Say Managing Editor

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The Welsh Government has awarded AlphaPlus Consultancy a £20 million contract to deliver a new digital service for personalised assessments of children.

The assessments cover reading and numeracy skills among children in maintained schools from years two to nine and are designed to help show how individuals are progressing in line with the Curriculum for Wales.

According to the contract award notice, the company will be required to manage a transition from the existing digital service to a new one with a fully bilingual interface with a suite of web based adaptive assessments. These will cover English and Welsh reading, procedural and reasoning numeracy.

“The assessments are for formative use, with a range of feedback on individuals, classes and groups that support understanding of strengths and areas for improvement,” the notice says.

It also states that about £11.4 million of the contract value is likely to go in subcontracting.

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