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Equating analysis and norming analysis produced by ACER: FOI release

Published: 5 Oct 2018
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
5 Oct 2018
Equating analysis and norming analysis produced by ACER: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02327  
Date received: 29 August 2018  
Date responded: 26 September 2018
 
Information requested
Copies of the equating analysis and norming analysis produced by the testing agency, ACER.
 
Response
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections 33(1)(b) - commercial interests and 38(1)(b) - personal information.  Further details of these exemptions are provided below.
 
Having considered all relevant information PDF files with all available information included can be found below.
 
Reasons for not providing information
An exemption under section 33(1)(b) of FOISA (commercial interests) applies to some of the information requested. This exemption applies because disclosure of this particular information would, or would be likely to, prejudice substantially the commercial interests of ACER UK.
 
An exemption under section 38(1) (b) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested because it is personal data of a third party, ie names and contact details of individuals, and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles set out in article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.
 
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foi-18-02327 Document 1

32 page PDF
815.1 kB

foi-18-02327 Document 2

48 page PDF
1.6 MB

Contact

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