Police SEARCH Recruit Assessment Centre test scores by ethnicity (2017)

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Dear College of Policing Limited,

I read with interest your report:

"Police SEARCH Recruit Assessment Centre: TVP Data request – Assessment Centre performance data 2013 - 2017" https://www.npcc.police.uk/Publication/C...

To better understand Table 3, "pass rates by ethnic background", I would like, if possible, scores, samples sizes, and standard deviations for the following assessments:

- 12 minute numerical reasoning test
- 25 minute verbal reasoning test
- 2 written tests

For the 2017 year, the last year you give in the report above.

Yours faithfully,

John Fuerst

College FOI, College of Policing Limited

Dear John,

Thank you for your email. I can confirm we have received your requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to respond within 20 working days, but if you have any further questions in the meantime, please feel free to email back in.

Kind regards,

Kate.

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College FOI, College of Policing Limited

Dear John,

Thank you for your email.

Before we are able to progress with your request could I please ask you to clarify what information you are requesting when you refer to the following:

• When you refer to scores are you referring to mean scores achieved by white and ethnic minority candidates for these exercises or something different? Please clarify
• When you refer to sample sizes do you mean the total number of people that took these assessments in 2017?
• Please can you clarify what you mean by standard deviations and what information you are requesting when you refer to this.

Please note that the 20 working day time frame will pause whilst we await clarification.

Many thanks,
Legal Services

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Dear College FOI,

Yes, I would like the mean scores achieved for different ethnic groups (narrow if possible, broad if not) for the:
numerical reasoning test
verbal reasoning test
written test(s)
For the 2017 year. I don't want individual data.
I would like the sample size per ethnic group, so I can compute the standard error.
To make sense of the score differences I also would like the standard deviations, however, these can just be the tests normative standard deviations (a very common measure of dispersion), not the ones for these particular samples. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_d...
Yours sincerely,
John Fuerst

College FOI, College of Policing Limited

Dear John,

Thank you for your email. I can confirm we have received your requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to respond within 20 working days, but if you have any further questions in the meantime, please feel free to email back in.

Kind regards,

Kate.

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College FOI, College of Policing Limited

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Dear John Fuerst,

Please see attached for our response to your request for information.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

Legal Services

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