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Adapting and Innovating

Adapting and Innovating Like everything else, the Testing Task Force’s study of the bar exam has been affected by the devastating pandemic that has gripped the world. We are in the last year of our three-year study to ensure that the bar exam keeps pace with our changing profession, which, like all professions, has had…

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What to Watch for in 2020

Ringing in the new year is particularly exciting for the Testing Task Force because 2020 is the year we will complete our three-year study of the bar exam. By the end of the year, we will make our recommendations to NCBE’s Board of Trustees about what content the next generation of the bar exam should…

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Facing Challenges, Imagining Possibilities

Is it time for a bar exam revolution? Bar pass rates have been down (historically speaking) since 2014. The high cost of legal education means student loan debt is up, and the job market for new lawyers remains tight. We have a serious access to justice problem, with people who need legal representation unable to…


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Our work, like everything else, has been affected by COVID-19. How do we ensure that the #barexam is prepared to meet future challenges and keep pace with a rapidly changing profession? We'll work virtually in Phase 3 to create a test blueprint and design:

Have you had a chance to read our Phase 2 Report yet? Check out this video of Task Force Chair Cynthia Martin to learn more about what we found in our research:

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How do the results of the practice analysis inform #barexam test design? Check out the Executive Summary in the Testing Task Force's Phase 2 Report and don't forget to subscribe!

Thanks again to everyone who took the practice analysis survey last fall. You can view the results of this analysis in the Testing Task Force Phase 2 Report!

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