FOI request detail

TfL Assessment Centre Verbal and Numerical Scores

Request ID: FOI-0338-2021
Date published: 15 June 2020

You asked

I would like verbal and numerical percentile scores by ethnicity for a) the most recent campaign and b) for drivers / conductors. If 'drivers/ conductors" is not a valid role type or if this is a small category, could you please list the role types so that I may select a valid option?

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-0338-2021

Thank you for your revised request received on 4 June 2020 asking for  information about the most recent campaign for drivers/conductors.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

We have been able to extract the following data from one of our online tests that can be used for a comparative analysis rather than choosing specific jobs.

General Ability Screen Score as of 12/6/20
FY1718 (1/4/17 - 31/3/18)   
Ethnicity Size (No. of Candidates) Standard Deviation Mean
BAME 1693 26.5 62.7
White 1229 22.2 73.0
Total 2922 25.4 67.0
FY1819 (1/4/18 - 31/3/19)   
Ethnicity Size (No. of Candidates) Standard Deviation Mean
BAME 452 27.1 58.2
White 396 24.1 66.8
Total 848 26.1 62.2
*Ethnicity N/A response is excluded  

If this is not the information you are looking for please feel free to contact me.

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FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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