FOI reference: FOI/18/02327
Date received: 29 August 2018
Date responded: 26 September 2018
Copies of the equating analysis and norming analysis produced by the testing agency, ACER.
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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