He maintained a computer-created “typical pass” rate means they must fail nearly two thirds of girls students.
41 year old Paul, mentioned: “I was shown the Chi program which creates the typical pass percentages, he said.
“If anybody went too far beyond these, they’d be flagged up and educators would need to ensure they held within the objectives.
“Regardless of just how many students came in to sit their driving test, in the event the computer stated you need to fail 50 percent, you failed 50 percent of the test candidates.
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“In the first few weeks, I had been told I was too high up at the top of passes figures.
“Examiners may be informed that one week they were overly high on male passes, then another week too high with the female passes.
He explained that in the Paisley practical driving test center, the computer created pass marks meant just 35-38% of girls that were driving were expected to pass their driving test as compared to 43-45% for the boys.
Last month, Paul decided to leave the DVSA and quit as a driving examiner.
A DVSA spokesman affirmed they make use of pass rates to be predicted by a computer programme.
He explained: “Examiners should never be provided a goal pass rate and every check is evaluated on its values.
There has always been a rumor that there are driving test “quotas”, however their has never been any evidence of this. This revelation does not necessarily indicate that the DVSA work towards quotas as such. Most likely, this Chi system was introduced to stop abuses within the industry.
For example if a certain examiner is passing far too many learner drivers, then they would need to be reviewed to make sure there is no fraudulent behavior happening. Yet, this is a natural downside to have ‘targets’, since targets need to be met as to not stand out from the crowd.
The DVSA really needs to think of another method of monitoring these practical driving tests, because if this is influencing the results of driving tests, then there is clearly something wrong with the system.