Paul L. Caron

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Few, The Proud, The July 2020 Multistate Bar Exam Survivors: Average Score Hits All-Time High, 88% Fewer Takers


NCBE, July 2020 MBE Mean Score Increases:

The national Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) mean scaled score for July 2020 was 146.1, an increase of about 5 points from the July 2019 mean of 141.1. In July 2020 5,678 examinees in 23 jurisdictions sat for the MBE. The small number of examinees and jurisdictions in July 2020 (compared to the 45,334 examinees in 54 jurisdictions who tested in July 2019) was a result of the use of alternative test dates in many jurisdictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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But, these are scaled scores, not raw scores. The scale can be set to wherever NCBE wants it to be? Or, does NCBE automatically assume that a certain percentage of correct answers will be scaled to X, and then all the other percentages scaled from that?

Posted by: Andy Patterson | Sep 4, 2020 5:18:25 AM