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Theory Test Update

Wednesday 9th September, 2009 at 09:09 COMMENTS (1)

Learner Drivers Face New Theory Test Questions

Improvements to theory test

· DSA introduces case studies into the theory test

· Candidates to be tested on understanding as well as knowledge

· Case studies are widely used in education to put learning into context

Theory Test UpdateThe Driving Standards Agency (DSA) will start to introduce case studies into the driving theory test from the end of this month, it has announced today.  From 28 September 2009, one case study will be included in the exam for car drivers, moped and motorcycle riders. 

As part of the multiple choice section of the test, the case study will assess candidates' understanding of driving theory, whilst the multiple choice questions will continue to assess their knowledge of the subject. 

The introductory theory test case study will take the form of a scenario, or short story, on which five questions will be based.  Candidates will answer the questions in the same way as they do now, using either the touch screen or mouse. 

DSA's Director of Driver Education and Learning, Jill Lewis, said: "Case studies are widely used in education to put learning into context and test comprehension of a subject, so many candidates will have encountered this type of question before. 

"Initially we are introducing one case study based on existing questions in the theory test question bank, to get candidates used to the concept.  It will also allow us to monitor any impact on the theory test.  Over time, we plan to introduce more case studies into the theory test to assess candidates' understanding of what they have learned."

Changes to the theory test are part of Learning to Drive, a long-term programme of major reforms that will progressively strengthen the way that people learn to drive and are tested.  This approach received general support from the almost 7,000 people who responded to the consultation.

 

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