Dear West Midlands Fire Service,

I read with interest you reply to request Ref: FOI/19045 https://www.wmfs.net/foi-entry/19045/

I am writing to see if you can also provide mean scores for the online tests (numerical, verbal and mechanical), or preferably a composted, by specific ethnic group (e.g., Asian, Black, White).

I would need sample sizes, means, and standard deviations to make sense of the data. Could you provide these for the last 12 months? And also let me know if you have other such data.

Yours faithfully,
John Fuerst

Asif Malik, West Midlands Fire Service

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Ref: FOI/20046

 

Dear Mr. Fuerst

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

 

I can confirm that we have received your request concerning assessment
scores by ethnicity.  Your request was received on 19^th  May 2020 and I
am dealing with it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  

In certain circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay this before we will proceed to deal with the request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me on 0121 380
6561. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Thank you,

 

Kind Regards

Data Processor

Data Management

West Midlands Fire Service

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Asif Malik, West Midlands Fire Service

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Ref: FOI/20046

 

Dear Mr. Fuerst

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST  

 

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the
information requested on 19^th May 2020

 

Please find below a summary of our findings.

 

Request.

I am writing to see if you can also provide  mean scores for the online
tests (numerical, verbal and mechanical), or preferably a composted, by
specific ethnic group (e.g., Asian, Black, White). 

 

I would need sample sizes, means, and standard deviations to make sense of
the data.  Could you provide these for the last 12 months?

 

Reply

Please see below.

 

These are the results of the numerical, verbal and mechanical tests
undertaken in the last 12 months as requested:

 

Ethnicity Number of Average Standard
Candidates Deviation
White 959 5.82 0.97
Asian or Asian 94 5.45 0.99
British
Black or Black 68 5.25 0.92
British
Mixed heritage 115 5.83 0.95
All other responses* 16 6.00 0.89
Total 1252 5.77 0.98
*Other Ethnicity, Prefer not to state and Not Stated
have been combined due to the small number of
candidates.

 

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please
contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications.

 

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please
contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99
Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW.

 

 

Thank you,

 

Kind Regards

 

Data Processor

Data Management

West Midlands Fire Service

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