Buses and Coaches theory based test scores by ethnicity for 2017-18

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Dear Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency,

I am researching possible adverse impact from selection tests. For this purpose, I would like to request the theory-based test scores for Bus and Coach drivers by ethnic group for the 2017-18 year. Specifically, if possible, I would like the sample sizes, average scores, and standard deviations by ethnic group (based on all data across test centres) for the year. ​Please provide the average scores and standard deviations to two decimal points (i.e., two significant figures).

I previously requested Car driving test scores and would like, if possible, scores in a similar format. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
Note, it is not clear that the scores will be the same for Car drivers and for Bus and Coach drivers since they represent different samples, hence I am interested in this data too.

Thank you for the time and help.

Yours faithfully,

John Fuerst

foi@dvsa.gov.uk, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

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  Public Liaison Team              

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John Fuerst

by email: [1][FOI #657350 email]

 

Our ref: IA/00361/20

 

28 April
2020                                                              

 

Dear Mr Fuerst

 

Information requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA)

 

Further to your email of 31 March 2020, I can confirm that we have handled
your request for information within the terms of the FoIA.

 

Your request and our response is as follows:

 

I am researching possible adverse impact from selection tests. For this
purpose, I would like to request the theory-based test scores for Bus and
Coach drivers by ethnic group for the 2017-18 year. Specifically, if
possible, I would like the sample sizes, average scores, and standard
deviations by ethnic group (based on all data across test centres) for the
year. ​Please provide the average scores and standard deviations to two
decimal points (i.e., two significant figures).

 

I previously requested Car driving test scores and would like, if
possible, scores in a similar format.

 

[2]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

 

Note, it is not clear that the scores will be the same for Car drivers and
for Bus and Coach drivers since they represent different samples, hence I
am interested in this data too.

 

Our response: please see Annex A attached.

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request, you can ask
for an internal review to be conducted by our Information Management and
Security Team by emailing: [3][email address]

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Public Liaison Team

 

 

 

 

 

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