Dear Kent County Council,
GL Assessment is the test provider for the Kent Test.
1) Why does the copyright for the Kent Test not belong to Kent County Council?
2) Why was a system of choosing questions for the test from a bank of materials chosen?
3) When choosing GL Assessment as a testing provider was the decision to allow GL Assessment to retain copyright intended to reduce the amount of preparation questions available to students.
The following questions are related to the Kent Test familiarisation booklet booklet was produced by GL Assessment for Kent County Council and can be found at this link https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pd...
4) Why did GL Assessment retain copyright to this booklet made for Kent County Council. Was allowing GL Assessment to retain copyright reasonable, since Kent County Council paid GL Assessment to have this booklet produced.
An excerpt from the copyright notice on the booklet reads
"This publication may not be sold or distributed as part of any product
or service, including via private tuition"
5) Why does Kent County Council provide a resource on their website which specifically excludes usage for tuition. Many students would find going over this booklet with a tutor very helpful to gain a deeper understanding of the Kent Test.
6) Why was a less restrictive licence e.g. OGL (Open Government Licence) not considered
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